Being force choked, or rather, acting like you’re being force choked, is harder than it looks according to Domhnall Gleeson.
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi there were a number of impressive uses of the force, one of those was certainly when Snoke force choked Hux despite the two being vast distances apart.
It was a humiliating moment for Hux, one of many in the film, and the actor behind the character, Domhnall Gleeson, has explained what it’s like to experience the infamous dark side technique and how he struggled with performing the scene.
“It’s funny because you look at it and you’re like, I don’t know where to put, I don’t know if it’s supposed to be the feeling of an actual hand or whether it’s just compressing on itself, you know what I mean?” Gleeson told USA Today. “Do you scramble up to where you think the hand would be? Or do you scramble in at the neck itself? And are you trying to relieve it or trying to help?”
With no clear answer available, Gleeson made up his own mind: “Decided that it was a…that you can’t feel the hand, you just feel like your throat is caving in,” the actor explained.
Sound lovely! Hux will surely be hoping Kylo doesn’t himself decide to treat the general to more delights of the dark side in Episode IX.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as Vice Admiral Holdo.