Laura Dern may have played the mighty Vice Admiral Holdo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but in real life, she is proving that she is just charming.
Fans are now bringing up The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's commentary about Dern's seemingly unconscious, albeit cute, habit. They also took it to social media to attach a gif of the 51-year-old saying "pew."
"You can see Laura Dern say 'pew' when she fires the gun, which she could never not do every time she shot it," Johnson said.
In August, Dern shared in an interview with Stephen Colbert just how she handled the part. She narrated how she kept saying "pew" every time she fires her laser gun, just like when she was a kid.
Dern could not contain the happiness and excitement of playing the role in The Last Jedi and for being a part of such a mammoth project.
"They've taken the sound out, I don't think you'll hear that in the movie. I was so excited! I mean, it's Star Wars!" Dern said.
Of course, Dern's "pew" made it to the DVD commentary that will be released by March 27. Fans could savor her moment on the music-only version of the film. They will get to see the film without any sound effects or dialogues, but with just a music by John Williams.
To be able to see the wonders of Williams's work, fans would have to get the Disney Movies Anywhere app and link the account they used to get the film. Johnson claims that yes, it would require a little effort, but the content would be worthy.
Actually, Dern wasn't the first one to take much delight with snatching a big role. Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker, also found it hard to control his inner child from coming out unconsciously because of the Star Wars, saying he was unaware he was even making some sound effects because he was into the scene.
The Canadian actor used to make his own sound effects when he used a lightsaber. This was done constantly and George Lucas, the director, had to instruct him not to do it because, as all other movies, sound effects were added after the shooting concluded and that by a sound engineer.
The same can be said of Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi and who also produced his own sound effects when he used a lightsaber. In an interview, he described not making the sound "difficult."