Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o Talk About Their Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FemaleThe official YouTube page of posted a new The Force Awakens featurette about the women in Star Wars. In this video Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o discuss how their physicality was used in an unconventional way to bring their characters to life in the movie.


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11 thoughts on “Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o Talk About Their Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • January 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    gwen should really stop talking, she did fuck all in the film

    • January 10, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Unlike other people, I don’t think Phasma needed to be used in the movie any more than she was. The only reason we had an overwhelming expectation of her was the fact that Christie was/is part of the big promotional tour and interviews. If not for that, she would be seen as a cool looking background character.

      Perhaps in the next one, Phasma will have a bigger role ( perhaps her own TR-8R moment ), though I can’t see why she ( Phasma ) wouldn’t be fired or executed. Other Imperial officers have been killed for less*.

      * “Apology accepted Captain Needa”.

      • January 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm

        Kathleen Kennedy already confirmed that they have big plans for Phasma moving forward, so I hope we see her pursuing Finnn across the Galaxy just like Boba Fett did Han.

      • January 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm

        for me its not that she wasn’t in the movie much(though it was disappointing), it was that at the critical moment of the film she was used as a punchline. they were promoting her as the first female SW villain and she cops out and lowers the shield without a fight. no matter what they do with her going forward, it will be hard to forget that.

        • January 11, 2016 at 12:38 am

          I think you overestimate how long fans can hold grudges. As long as she’s badass in VIII, all will be forgiven.

          • January 11, 2016 at 12:56 am

            first i was talking about myself, not the fanbase in general. and second, are you new to this franchise? people still rail against how weakly fett went out in jedi and that was over 30 years ago! 😉 look, for me she can be vader, maul and fett all rolled into one in ep VIII and it will only make me wonder where that was in TFA. they could(should) have had her fight finn earlier and have it be a random trooper they forced to lower the shields(instead of the other way around). then it would have set up perfectly going forward, but instead her character is stained. a rare misstep(imo) considering how great the rest of the new characters are.

    • January 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Brianne of Darth

      • January 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

        Tarth Vader

  • January 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Ummm, Zam Wessel?

    • January 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Aurra Sing.

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