And J.D. Dillard’s history with some of the franchise’s biggest players goes even deeper than that. He began his career in Hollywood working as a receptionist for J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot. Given their long-standing connection, it’s not a surprise J.J. Abrams gave him a moment in the spotlight (albeit anonymously) in The Rise of Skywalker. Still, J.D. Dillard’s seemingly random cameo does beg the question as to exactly how long his more significant role with Star Wars has been in the works.