– by Seth McDonald

As the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi draws closer and closer, more and more details come to light. This is somewhat odd, as we learn the inspiration for Supreme Leader Snoke.

Andy Serkis, who is the voice of the newest — and from what we know, the most powerful — Dark Side practitioner we have seen, recently spoke with Yahoo Entertainment, and revealed the real life figure who partially inspired the villainous Snoke:

“Bingo, absolutely! Me and [writer-director Rian Johnson] sat down, and we said, ‘Who of everyone — there are so many different dictators you could emulate, there are so many different people out there … but the gold-lamé Hugh Hefner look was definitely the way we wanted to go.”

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I think it is a cool look, not really sure how much of a dictator Hugh Hefner was, but hey, whatever works right? This seems more like a wardrobe inspiration as opposed to a character representation. Though if Hefner would have lived another 100 years, I can begin to see a slight physical resemblance.

Snoke being inspired by Hefner goes along with Yoda’s eyes being modeled after Albert Einstein’s and Darth Vader’s resemblance to a samurai, as George Lucas himself has said that A New Hope was an homage to the Akira Kurosawa film, The Hidden Fortress.

What do you think about this, can you see the inspiration? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Yahoo Entertainment