The Plutt Thickens
A foul-tempered junkboss with the face of a blobfish, Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg) originally had a bigger part: scenes of him hunting for the Millennium Falcon at Maz Kanata’s castle were cut. “The key word was ‘repellent’,” says Scanlan. “The idea was to make him large and fleshy and sweaty. He’s awful, but he holds the purse strings.” As for the instantbread Plutt hands out in “portions”, the four-second shot of it rising was done practically and took three months to get right. Apparently it tasted terrible.