Actress Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she will star in the next "Star Wars" installment.
Actress Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she will star in the next “Star Wars” installment.
The 37-year-old actress, who played Captain Phasma in “The Force Awakens,” said she was very excited about the role, reported People magazine.
“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time,” Christie said.
The actress said she was more than happy with being cast in a role that was originally written for a man.
“And then I was delighted when JJ Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man,” she said.