'Handmaid's Tale' Director Reed Morano Gives Cryptic Response to 'Star Wars' Directing Rumors

The talented director addresses the rumors, which first sparked after she had met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, that she could helm a future 'Star Wars' film.

AceShowbiz - Reed Morano has responded to rumors that she could helm a future "Star Wars" movie. The rumors first sparked after the talented director, who directed three episodes of critically-acclaimed show "The Handmaid's Tale", told The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend that she had met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to discuss something she "can't say about."

"She's amazing," Morano said of Kennedy. "We're talking about adventure movies, and I'm not even remembering that she produced 'Goonies'," she continued. "Any movie that I put my finger on that I loved when I was growing up was a movie that she produced. Anyway, it was a great meeting." She then teased, "Obviously, I can't say anything about what else we were talking about."

Addressing the rumors in an interview with IMDb host Kevin Smith, Morano confirmed that she had a "great" meeting with Kennedy, but pointedly denied any connection to "Star Wars". "I think it was just a speculation of some kind," Morano said. "I was lucky enough to have a meeting with Kathy Kennedy, who is the loveliest human being."

Peter Dinklage, who appeared alongside Morano for the interview, then chimed in. The "Game of Thrones" star asked the filmmaker straight-up if she's doing a "Star Wars" film, to which she replied, "No, I'm not... will you stop adding fuel to the rumors?" She explained, "It was just a meeting, and that's all I can say. And she was awesome and imparted a lot of her wisdom. She's like, an idol."

Dinklage then joked that he only asked because he was trying to secure a role in a future "Star Wars" film. "I just want a part!" he jokingly said.

Though Morano did her best to dismiss the rumors, her cryptic response still leaves the possibility open that she could direct a future "Star Wars" movie. Kathleen Kennedy has also expressed interest in seeing more female directors at the helm of stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Morano would be the first filmmaker to helm a "Star Wars" film should the rumors be true.

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