12 Star Wars Actors Who Were Wasted In Their Roles

A new one Star wars TV series like Andor brings a whole new cast of wonderful actors to join the most popular sci-fi franchise in history. In the case of this Disney+ show, actors like Stellan Skarsgard, Fiona Show, Adria Arjona and Ebon Moss-Bachrach will all be seen opposite series lead Diego Luna, who once again plays rebel hero Cassian Andor.

Andor also features the return of several familiar faces, including Genevieve O’Reilly, who previously played rebel leader Mon Mothma in several previous films, and Forest Whitaker, whose rebel leader Saw Gerrera appeared in 2016’s Rogue one. It is particularly exciting to hear that Whitaker will reprise his role because his part in Rogue one was so small. While the Saw Gerrera character also appears from time to time in Star wars animated series, Whitaker’s live-action performance amounted to a handful of brief scenes in one film. It felt like a great actor had been wasted in a thankless role.

Unfortunately, it is not that uncommon Star wars, especially lately. As the franchise has expanded under Disney’s control, it has taken to stunt casting more and more top stars in cameo roles — as well as reworking some films so heavily during production that the characters were intended to play significant roles in stories , when they were cast with A-list talent ended up being totally minor characters in the final released version.

The beauty of Star wars now it’s that some of these actors, like Forest Whitaker, occasionally get another crack at their characters. But a frustrating number of big stars have basically been wasted in inconsequential – or sometimes totally pointless – Star wars roles. Here are 12 notable examples.

Actors who were wasted in Star Wars roles

These wonderful stars have appeared in Star wars movies and series, but only in parts so small that they left us disappointed.

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