Filming may have already wrapped, but J.J. Abrams kept things so secretive on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that casting details are still leaking out. Here’s the latest.
Yahoo! is reporting, via a tweet from a BBC News reporter, that 22-year-old actress Jessica Henwick has an unspecified role in the eagerly anticipated sequel. The young British actress is known for her roles in the BBC drama Silk, as well as the 2009 series Spirit Warriors. She’s an up-and-comer in the U.K. but a relative unknown in the U.S.
But who will she be playing? Good guy, bad guy? Jedi, or Sith (or something else)? No clue. The report didn’t include any more details, and knowing J.J., we’d think finer points will be hard to come by until they finally drop an official cast list for this flick and confirm some intel.
Whoever she’s playing, Henwick joins a long list of original stars and newcomers in the sequel. We already know original players Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are back. It sounds like Henwick will be part of the younger, new regime, led by Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, among others.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Dec. 18, 2015. Give us your best guess on who Henwick is playing?