Flying the flag high for Britain is “Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie who, along with Academy Award winning “12 Years A Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o, has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” adding more Brit Power to the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams directed film that already includes fellow countryman, Andy Serkis (The Hobbit)
Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement, “I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”
No word on what role Lupita or Gwendoline will be playing but I wonder it if will include a cool Princess Leia hairdo?
The lucky thespians join a cast that includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Original 1977 Star Wars stars reprising their roles will be Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Star Wars: Episode VII is currently filming and will premiere December 18th, 2015…in galaxy far, far away…and we’ll be there with our lightsabers on ready to bring you all the excitement!