Grammy Nominations 2017
Grimes Wrote A Love Letter To 'Star Wars'
In the endearing letter, Grimes does more than just confess her love for the films and its famous stars ("Carrie Fisher is also a total babe and slayer"). She loves the saga so much—"I first came to love Star Wars before I could even walk"—she even expresses the critical eye she has developed through the years.
"Chewie definitely seems like an actor in a suit, which I find less jarring than a CGI character," she writes, "but maybe I’m just old." (Note: She's only 27.)
She goes on to analyze the costuming, casting, significance of the droids, and of course, her favorite character: C-3PO.
"I really relate to his fear of death (among other things), although I doubt most self-aware robots in the future will be as sympathetic and benevolent to humans as he is....Rewatching the movies as an adult,
C-3PO’s stuttering humanity is a great foil for the violence and intensity of the films. Almost any scary or violent scene is mitigated by a worried awkward robot complaining about safety."
Read the full letter on NME.