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Laura Dern Tells BB-8 How Much She Loves Him

Laura Dern Tells BB-8 How Much She Loves Him

You might think once you become a part of the galaxy far, far away yourself, the inclination to geek out when meeting a fellow Star Wars hero would wane, but for The Last Jedi‘s Admiral Holdo that couldn’t be further from the truth. This past weekend during the press junket for the film, Laura Dern had a heartfelt conversation with “her guy” BB-8, and it is 30 seconds of pure joy.

Dern shared the video of her conversation with the round little astromech droid on Twitter, and in it she spoke softly to him as though they were the only two in the world. She also rubbed his stomach, asked him if he’s jealous about all the attention porgs are getting, and told him that while she thinks they are cute they can’t possibly compare to him.

It is only now that I realize I never before truly knew what love was…

This video really lends to suspicion that BB-8 might actually be real, as this definitely feels like a two-way conversation. I don’t speak droid, but I can’t help but feel like I know what he’s saying. This also proves why BB-8 is still way cuter than any porg. I’d like to see one of those little guys have such a sweet and cuddly conversation with Benicio del Toro. (I’d also like to see a human do that, too.)

So we can’t blame Laura Dern for reacting like this, even if she is now a member of the Star Wars family herself. We’d do the same thing every day on set if we were cast in the movie. The difference is she’s a professional and waited until the press junket.

Which Star Wars character would you most like to express your love for? Tell us in the comments below.

Images: Lucasfilm

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