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.