I have to admit…when I heard the first casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII, I was disappointed there was only one new female name listed. But now, two more females have been added to the cast.
Lucasfilm announced yesterday that they have added actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This makes me feel much better about the female representation in the movie.
Nyong’o won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film “12 Years a Slave,” and also appeared in the movie “Non-Stop” this year.
Christie is best known for her role on Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, and will next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
The two join already announced cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will also make an appearance in the film.
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
Are you excited about the new casting news? I am. Both actresses are known for playing strong female characters, so I look forward to seeing what they bring to the Star Wars universe.
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