THE STAR WARS crew along with the films director JJ Abrams have been talking about the practicalities and logistics involved in shooting on Skellig Michael while all the time praising the inherent beauty of the location, in a new video uploaded by Discover Ireland.
The short two-minute clip features interviews with the production crew of the hit seventh installment in the saga and in which they talk about finding the location, their reactions to it and the difficulties of shooting on such a tricky location.
JJ Abrams expresses his shock and awe at the location, at first not able to believe that they were allowed to film on the island.
“I can’t believe they let us shoot there, I mean it was so beautiful”, he says.
“I remember when we all flew in, it was special,” says executive producer Tommy Harper.
Check out the full clip below, which features some absolutely wonderful shots of Skellig Michael.