As far as security is concerned, it may not be the best idea to put your entire army of Stormtroopers in face-blocking helmets. It could be anyone under there…like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, or James Bond. That's right: while filming parts of 2015's Spectre, Daniel "James Bond" Craig sauntered to where The Force Awakens was being filmed, since both productions were making use of England's Pinewood Studios. Craig plays the Stormtrooper on whom Rey successfully uses the Jedi mind trick…though he's uncredited in the role, and actually vehemently denied playing the part when asked about it during Spectre's press tour.
And Craig isn't the only celeb to make a stealthy appearance in Episode VII. Apparently composer Michael Giacchino (who's worked with J.J. Abrams on Star Trek, Lost, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and more) and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich both appear as Stormtroopers FN-3181 and FN-9330. Then there's Star Wars megafan Kevin Smith, who provides the voice for the Stormtrooper who spots the Resistance's X-Wings as they're flying toward Maz Kanata's bar. No wonder the First Order is beaten so easily. They'll let anyone be a Stormtrooper. Oh, and Unkar Plutt? The creep who's such a jerk to Rey at the beginning of the film? Under all that alien junk is Simon Pegg, one of the biggest celebrity Star Wars fans of all.