Admiral Raddus Based Off Winston Churchill In ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

In a behind-the-scenes featurette released yesterday it has been revealed that Admiral Raddus, appearing in Rogue One, has been based off of Winston Churchill. EW spoke with the film’s creature effect supervisor Neal Scanlan about this decision:

“We always tried to find a real world example of who these creatures may be, and in this case we used Churchill. Admiral Raddus is a very strong figure. We would use [Churchill] not only as visual reference for his physical features, but also when it came to performing him and expressing him through the actor.”

“We always tried to find a real world example of who these creatures may be, and in this case we used Churchill. Admiral Raddus is a very strong figure. We would use [Churchill] not only as visual reference for his physical features, but also when it came to performing him and expressing him through the actor.”

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This is a very intriguing process to try and ground these other-worldly beings in our reality. It gives the characters a bit more depth to know they are based off of familiar figures.

What do you guy think? Now knowing that this is how the basis for some characters are defined, can you see resemblances between people from the Star Wars universe and people in pop-culture/history/etc? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instagram!

Source: Collider