he could have played it in so many different ways

Ben Mendelsohn: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story could have been 'vastly different'

Ben Mendelsohn says ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ could have told a “vastly different” story.

The 47-year-old actor - who plays villain Director Orson Krennic in the spin-off movie to the popular sci-fi franchise - has revealed that many of the scenes in the movie were filmed more than once in order to have “multiple readings” of the plot when going in to the edit room.

He said: “We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it.

"So should they ever decided to, there would be a wealth of ways of approaching these different things.

"And I know from having seen sort of the crucial kind of scenes throughout it, I know there’s vastly different readings of at least four of those scenes.”

And Ben claims there was a possibility for “enormous differences” in as many as 30 of the scenes.

When asked if these scenes would create an alternate cut of the entire film, he added: “Absolutely, with enormous differences within I would’ve said 20 or 30 of the scenes.

"There really would be. There would be enormously different renderings.”

Upon seeing the finished version of the movie - which stars Felicity Jones as protagonist Jyn Erso - Ben admits he is surprised to see which versions of the scenes director Gareth Edwards decided to use.

He told Collider.com: “There were a couple of times I was like, 'Oh wow! He went with that. That one, yeah. Ok, I get it.’

"Because there were some scenes that I had seen as we were constructing and thinking about doing it this way or that way, and I had seen various scenes where we would come in and done something.

"And I’d seen the scene and it was cut this particular way and so we did the ADR, and then when I saw it the other day I was like, "Oh wow! That all -Yeah now it goes like this.” So there is a bunch.“

okay so bi percy. let’s talk about bi percy. i have so many different ways this could play out & you’re about to hear about ALL of them. buckle up kids this is gonna be a wild ride.

  1. we’ll start with the most obvious which, of course, is percy realizing he’s bi when he meets luke. maybe not right away, but like kind of a “wow he’s cute” “wait WHAT” [3 weeks of denial] “yep guys are hot” “wait no i can’t like THIS guy he betrayed me and is out of my league and there’s probably something going on regarding him and annabeth” are you seeing where this is going. i hope you are because there is exactly one thing that saves this from being a terrible cliche. i have 2 words for you. two beautiful words. percico parallels.
  2. so this one is kind of similar to that but: percy realizing he’s bi when he meets beckendorf ((inspired by this post which i’m sure you’ve all seen)). this one is great because a) did anyone not have a crush on beckendorf lbr, and b) this way you get to see percy have that moment of replaying all the incredibly bi things he’s done/thought and being like “oH”. like there’s only one direction this could go in and that’s percy frozen with his jaw dropped for a solid five minutes thinking “oh my god did i like LUKE? were those. GAY FEELINGS?” while everyone else stares at him, confused & slightly alarmed.
  3. my personal favorite aka the jercy approach. i want to write a fic on this honestly. so this is basically just. okay so this is percy jackson we’re talking about right. and like. if percy had an inkling of a feeling that he might be attracted to guys do you know what he would do? right, he would go “hm i should probably make out with a guy to test this. that’s the logical next step here.” and percy knows a total of two non-straight guys, one of whom is 14 and just got over a very long crush on him so. probably not the best idea. right so he’s like yeah, okay, i’m gonna make out with jason grace. and so he does. he just walks up to jason and he’s like “i think i like guys haha kiss me?” and jason is like what is. happening to me. but percy seems to have good intentions so jason is like SIGH okay let’s do it. so they do. they make out on percy’s bed for like 20 minutes (they’re on the argo 2 in this universe. i don’t know why don’t ask me maybe they’re on another quest ok) and jason is like “haha yeah that was fun see ya” and percy is like bro. bRO and that’s the story of how percy winds up with a huge Terrible crush on jason grace who is 100% oblivious and 100% chasing after nico. percy Stresses For Ages. it all works out in the end probably i don’t know.
  4. this one is probably really far from canon but i don’t care because i’m absolutely in love with it. okay. so. percy flirts with everyone. like EVERYONE. and like nobody really notices because he’s only ever dated girls but then one day someone is like hey do you. think percy might like actually mean all those comments he makes about guys and someone else is like “haha no don’t be silly” but it gets everyone thinking about it (“everyone” = the seven, reyna, nico, thalia, rachel, clarisse, basically everyone who knows percy). and pretty soon it becomes like a Thing. the group bickers over if percy does or does not like guys. bets are made. everyone is stressed and no one sleeps for weeks. the group descends into Chaos. eventually everyone gets tired of percy being schrödinger’s bisexual and so someone (probably piper or thalia or rachel) goes up to percy and is like “i cannot TAKE this anymore do you like guys please tell us please. i’m begging you. end this.” and percy just. looks up. cocks his head. thinks for a minute. “haha yeah probably”. looks back down at whatever he’s doing. piper/thalia/rachel looks back at the rest of the group who are Totally Inconspicuously hiding in the bushes and they all just. look into the camera like they’re on the office.

Continued from .

She was so innocent. So naive compared to the other version of herself. He
could play so many games. It was like the tables had suddenly turned. Her other
self knew nearly every detail of his life including facts about his own death, and
now he was the one holding the same kind of scary knowledge about her.

Perhaps in a different context, but he knew her in a much more intimate way.

❝ He’s safe. For now. I imagine it must be quite an alarming thing– meeting some-
   one who knows so much about a person without having ever met them. I know
   you much better than you could ever imagine, my Lady. I know you start to lose
   yourself at less than three glasses of wine. I know you can’t fall asleep unless
   you’re laying on your right side. I know you despise pork, and regard anything
   touched by onions as inedible.

   I know every inch, every curve of that perfect body of yours– that tiny beauty
   mark on your right breast? I know about that too. ❞