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Origin of Star Wars Sound Effects For Kylo Ren

You'll Never Guess the Origin of This Terrifying Kylo Ren Sound Effect

We're closing in on two months since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but fun new details about the film are still pouring in. Most recently, we've found out that Yoda almost made an appearance, there's a very subtle nod to Rey's parentage, and Kylo Ren's name actually makes a lot of sense. Speaking of Kylo Ren, a new interview from Nerdist is giving us more insight into the villain than ever before. The chat, with supervising sound editors Matthew Wood and David Acord, contains a sort of hilarious tidbit about one of the more terrifying components of Kylo Ren.

In one part of the interview, Acord reveals that the sound effect for Kylo's Force rumble — aka the sound we hear when he's using the powers of the Force — has a very unexpected origin. "The Kylo Ren Force rumble — the really chunky and animalistic rumble — is my cat's purring. It's heavily pitched and slowed version of my cat's purr that becomes Kylo Force rumble." It kind of just makes him seem like a big, harmless kitty, right?

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