If you’re a Star Wars fan then chances are you’ve already seen The Force Awakens. And while you’re likely pretty familiar with the main cast by now, there are a lot of hidden celebrities in the movie who aren’t recognizable because of their costumes and brief time on screen. So to save you the trouble of buying another movie ticket just to identify the stars you missed, we thought we’d take it upon ourselves to put together this list of all the famous actors who made brief appearances in the film.
It should go without saying that there will be a few heavy spoilers in this article. If you haven’t yet seen The Force Awakens, don’t read on unless you’re not concerned about knowing the specific circumstances surrounding each actor’s appearance.
8. Bill Hader
Since he doesn’t make an actual on-screen appearance in the movie, you would have had to stick around to watch the ending credits to notice Bill Hader’s contribution to The Force Awakens. Apparently J.J. Abrams brought him in to act as a voice consultant for BB-8. In an interview with HitFix, Hader explained that his collaboration with the director largely consisted of: “JJ f—king around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me. It looked ridiculous but it made BB-8’s voice. At first I tried doing a voice, but we all agreed it sounded too human.”
Hader is emerging as one of the most versatile comedians out there, and now it looks like he’s grounded himself firmly in nerd culture as well.