Gwendoline Christie will soon be seen as the mysterious Captain Phasma in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
It is a role, which is seen as progressive in regards to she is among the leaders in the First Order’s fight against the rebels and the first female villain in the the ‘Star Wars’ movie franchise.
While talking about the role to Entertainment Weekly the actress who is best known for her role in ‘Game Of Thrones’ said that the new movie takes a matter of fact approach to the fact that her role is a female villain in that it does not sign post it.
“We knew very little about her at this stage, but what I think people are drawn to is that this is a very progressive female character.”
“We see Captain Phasma, and we see the costume from head to toe, and we know that it is a woman. But we are used to, in our media, connecting to female characters via the way that they look, from the way they are made flesh.
“We are actually connecting to a female character as a human being.”
Christie added that she is proud to be representing the dark side of the force in the new movie, which picks things up 30 years after events seen in ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi’
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in UK cinemas on December 17, 2015 and in US cinemas on December 18, 2015.