Of the many compelling elements of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one of the most fascinating was the depiction of characters who were neither Jedi nor Sith, but who were only slightly attuned to the ways of the Force. Forest Whitaker starred as Saw Gerrera in the film, a character whose devotion to the Rebellion sometimes took deadly turns. The actor recently confirmed that, while he supported the Rebel Alliance, his beliefs led towards to the darker corners of the Force.
"I liked playing that character. He’s amazing because
Saw wasn't the only character to be only slightly attuned to the Force, with Donnie Yen's Chirrut Îmwe also being familiar with teachings of the Jedi Order without actually being a master. The blind Chirrut regularly used the Force to engage in hand-to-hand combat, yet viewers didn't get to see Saw fully tap into those dark teachings mentioned by Whitaker.
Whitaker continued, "I love that concept of people looking inside themselves — as they say, the Force being with you — or being able to find your eternal power and allowing it to manifest in the world, and recognize the miraculous is possible at any moment.”
The actor not only performed the character in Rogue
Saw debuted in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, though that series didn't fully depict the lengths he was willing to go and
With Star Wars: The Clone Wars getting a final season next year, we look forward to another possible appearance from Saw.
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