A Star Wars role? You'll have to force it out of Laura Dern

Laura Dern. (AP)
Laura Dern. (AP)

New York — May the 4th be with you, Laura Dern, and darn all the mystery surrounding the character you'll play as one of the latest additions to the Star Wars galaxy.

The actress, in town Thursday to support a family health-focused global initiative, was tight-lipped about her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens in December.

"What I can say is I had the time of my life," Dern told The Associated Press. 

"I felt like an 8-year-old every day at work, to go to work and be in makeup and hair and walk out in this community of people and, you know, be in a studio where you look down the corridor and you see Chewbacca!"

The mind, Dern said, "melts and you feel like you're at play."

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