Digital Spy published an interview with Richard E. Grant, in which he describes the lengths to which Lucasfilm is taking to keep secrets:
“It’s extraordinary,” he began. “They don’t give you a script, you have to go to a room where there are bodyguards outside, closed-circuit television cameras, and it’s printed on crimson pages so you can’t photograph it. You have to read it in there, and then leave.”
“You’re given the pages on the day that you work, and you have to sign for them and sign out for them as well,” Richard added. “There are security guards on the set.”
“They give you a cloak, over your head – because apparently they have drones going over Pinewood Studios so they try and take photographs of what people are playing,” Richard shared.
“I’m not playing the Star Wars character you just mentioned,” he said. “I’m not allowed to tell you anything. Otherwise I would be fired. It’s a complete lockdown on any information whatsoever.”
Previously, Mark Hamill explained the nature of his NDA, which gave him a monetary incentive to keep quiet. A monetary incentive that he would lose if he let spoilers slip.
Now Robert E. Grant, who is undoubtedly playing a secondary character, is telling us that he would be fired altogether were he to let anything slip. That’s quite a motivation to keep quiet. I wonder if Robert has an Instagram account.