WARNING: This post contains lots and lots of spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Read at your own risk!


As more and more audiences catch up on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the details of the film’s many cameos are coming out. Some of the celebrity appearances were quick and in plain sight, others longer but more skillfully hidden. Let’s take a look!

Simon Pegg as Unkar Plutt


Remember the beast of a junkyard dealer on Jakku who tries to buy BB-8 from Rey before she steals “his” ship to escape the planet? That was none other than Star Trek and Shaun of the Dead star Simon Pegg with a big ol’ costume and a baritone voice!

Daniel Craig As Rey’s Manipulated Stormtrooper


When the rumor began to spread that Daniel Craig would be in the film as a Stormtrooper, the James Bond actor vehemently denied any involvement. But it turns out he just didn’t want to spoil the big scene! Not only was Craig a Stormtrooper, he’s the one that Rey first uses the force on to escape her cell on the First Order’s ship!

Thomas Brodie-Sangster as First Order Petty Officer Thanisson


When Poe and Finn escape the First Order in a TIE Fighter, it’s Game of Thrones and Maze Runner actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster that warns Kylo Ren and General Hux that “there’s an unscheduled departure.” Only moments later, Finn shoots into Thanisson’s command center and reduces it to rubble.

Billie Lourde as Lieutenant Connix


Scream Queens actress Billie Lourd doesn’t having a speaking role, but as Carrie Fisher’s daughter, she’s definitely got herself a spot on the resistance council!

Ewan McGregor and Frank Oz as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda


JJ Abrams told Entertainment Weekly all about the intricacy of Rey’s short flashback scene after she touches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber for the first time. There’s several voices heard throughout the sequence, including Ewan McGregor and Frank Oz reprising their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda. Perhaps even cooler, sound editors tweaked clips of Sir Alec Guinness, who passed away in 2000, saying “Afraid” into the repeated utterances of “Rey” in the scene.

Want to see more cameos (and some small roles that are being called cameos)? Check out this breakdown in Vanity Fair!

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.