Stars! They're not just like us! While you and I have to wait until Friday to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens (or maybe Thursday night), Hollywood's elite got to see it a whole three and a half days early. Monday night was the Hollywood premiere of The Force Awakens, and I swear I'm not incredibly, bitterly, jealous (except in the case of Rob Lowe, which you'll understand in a moment). The premiere was a who's who of not only Star Wars cast members, but celebrity fans, and basically anyone who works for ABC, which, like the Star Wars franchise, is owned by Disney. It turns out that some of those celebs actually are a little like us: Joseph Gordon-Levitt showed up in a DIY Yoda costume, while Rainn Wilson and his son wore Jedi and Boba Fett costumes.
I'm currently sporting Boba Fett socks and R2D2 nail art, so yeah, I feel them.
Fans are gearing up for the premiere by filtering their Facebook photos to feature a lightsaber, and basically the world is just holding its collective breath until the Star Wars fandom has a chance to weigh in on this year's iteration of the movie. Will it stay true? Will we need the Force? Will we all turn to the Dark Side? And, uh, also: Why is Gordon-Levitt the only one in costume?! Come on, Hollywood!
Even more important than what stars wore on the way in is what they tweeted on the way out. The verdict: The Force Awakens is good! Like, really good! This is not helping me make it through this week, you guys! If you're the impatient type, the following tweets may drive you bonkers, but if you were nervous about the state of the galaxy, they should help calm you down:
A New Hope
If you're like me, you're equal parts excited and terrified at the prospect of the new film. We've been burned before, after all. But if mega-nerd Patton Oswalt says it's good, that's all the reassurance I need.
I Find Your Lack Of Faith Disturbing
To everyone who feared another Phantom Menace, Elizabeth Banks assures us there's nothing to worry about.
Never Tell Me The Odds
With three good movies and three bad ones already in the franchise, the odds weren't exactly in The Force Awakens' favor. Kind of like the odds that a black woman in her 40 would one day produce three of TV's top 10 shows?
You Can Go About Your Business. Move Along.
Um. What? Excuse me. Did Rob Lowe just call Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa (Solo?) a couple? They are twins! Do you even Star Wars, Rob? The fact that he got to be at that premiere while real fans have to wait until Friday makes me want to turn to the Dark Side.
There Is Another
Maybe Rob Lowe doesn't know a Wookiee from a womp rat, but his TV brother gives us hope.
Do, Or Do Not. There Is No Try.
According to Rainn Wilson, director J.J. Abrams didn't just try, he did.