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Rian Johnson trusted his “inner fan” while making Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It must feel daunting to direct a new entry in the Star Wars franchise, and actually be a fan yourself. The pressure to not screw the film up must be immense — after all, people are still ripping on the prequels to this day. The first installment in this revitalized trilogy fared well with critics, and now it’s Rian Johnson’s turn with The Last Jedi. How did he handle the stress of writing and directing the film? During an interview with Hamilton director Thomas Kail for The Star Wars Show, Johnson divulges the two key aspects that helped him feel at ease while making the film:

“Once I actually jumped into it, it was the most fun I’ve ever had writing. It was the least scary process. I think part of it was, I wasn’t alone for the process. I was writing on my own, but I

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