Fringe's John Noble pushing for role in Abrams' Star Wars VII

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May 29, 2013

J.J. Abrams has been known to dip back into his well of talent on occasion, and former Fringe star John Noble is hoping the director might give him a shot once he starts putting together Star Wars: Episode VII.

Abrams’ Star Wars revival came up in a chat with IGN, and Noble went on to talk at length about how much he loves the franchise — and even name-dropped that his good pal J.J. should think about giving him a call.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

“I mean I'd love to do Star Wars. That would just be epic doing something like that. And it's not beyond the realm of possibility. I have a terrific relationship with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, I really do. So it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. It's awhile away yet...

Well, I mean Star Wars. If you're going to do one, do Star Wars. I mean seriously, if you're going to pick one to do, do that one. Because that's basically a cultural revolution. It reset pop culture in some ways. So if I had to choose one, it would be that one.”

For five seasons of Fox’s criminally underwatched Fringe, Noble showed an absolutely ridiculous range as a dramatic and comedic actor. If anyone would be a good fit for Star Wars, it’s him. He has about as much sci-fi cred as you can fit in a pocket universe (that’d be a lot), and killer acting skills to boot.

C’mon, J.J. You can find room for this wise Jedi sage/wacky mad scientist somewhere, right?

(Via IGN)

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