One of the former actors to have taken on the title of James Bond, Roger Moore, recently visited the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” at the Pinewood Studios recently. Moore is quite familiar with the studio, considering he shot numerous Bond films amongst other works at the facility, and previously worked with Abrams with a notable first season cameo on the director’s TV series “Alias”.
Appearing on BBC radio this week, he briefly discussed his visit to the set a few days beforehand and a transcript of what he said has gone up at SW7N (via Slashfilm. Moore does confirm they were filming “something with a lot of mountains and snow” and suggested Harrison Ford was on hand for the scene, but couldn’t say anything beyond that as he was “assigned to secrecy”.
He also relayed a story about why things had to be kept secret on the various productions he’s worked on: “They have to be secret about it. What happens with film is that, somehow or another, people get their hands on outtakes and prints, and they print them and they sell them for television in the Philippines. I had a Filipino working for us years ago and he said ‘Oh, my family have already seen the film,’ which hadn’t even had its royal premiere.”
The report does seem to add fuel to various rumors that an ice planet figures into the action. It comes on top of rumored story leaks suggesting an ice world, and reports earlier this summer of aerial second unit shooting around a glacier in Iceland.