Rey's Instant Bread in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Real, and It Took 3 Months To Make

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The special effects team of Star Wars: The Force Awakens spent months developing the instantly-rising bread that Rey eats after growing it into a full loaf.

Special effects supervisor Chris Corbould told MTV News that the bread was entirely real, not CGI.

"You wouldn't believe how long it took to actually perfect that one, that little tiny gag in the film. It started off with the mechanics of getting the bread to rise and the liquid to disappear, but then there was the ongoing problem of what color should the bread be? What consistency should it be? Should it have cracks in it? Should it not have cracks in it?"

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Director J.J. Abrams came up with the idea. It came in a dehydrated ration pack that fell into Unkar's hands after being reclaimed from New Republic and Imperial supplies. The packs are used as a kind of payment for delivering salvage to the junkboss.