Matt Smith is best known for playing the 11th Doctor in “Doctor Who.”

However, he almost had a role in “Star Wars.”

Early rumors reported that he was set to play Palpatine’s son.

Smith would not confirm or deny those rumors.

However, he did admit that he did almost appear in “The Rise of Skywalker.”

He said that he went to “a couple of meetings to talk about it.”

He teased that his character would have made "a big shift in the history of the franchise."

He described his part as “a big story detail” but wouldn’t say much more than that.

"Maybe I can come back," Smith teased. "You never know."