Star Wars: Episode VII Reportedly Lands 24: Live Another Day Actress
J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is now well into production, having completed shooting in Abu Dhabi weeks ago and currently working at Pinewood Studios in England. Filming is expected to continue through August - with a two week hiatus scheduled to allow Harrison Ford's leg time to heal - but even though so much time has passed apparently the production still hasn't completed its casting phase.
If the latest rumor from Latino-Review is to be believed, then actress Christina Chong has become the latest actress to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. She joins an incredibly talented ensemble that already includes original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, as well as newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. Much like everybody in the cast except for Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2, at this time we have no idea who Chong might play in the movie or even if she will be fighting for the good guys or the bad guys.
Christina Chong is a young British actress who has spent most of her career on television and has yet to really get her big break (though Doctor Who fans may recognize her from a episode from the sixth season of the revamped show). Her feature resume is rather short, though she did star in the 2010 indie Legacy with Idris Elba, Madonna's directorial debut W.E., and the spy comedy sequel Johnny English Reborn. Most recently she starred in five episodes of 24: Live Another Day, which aired earlier this year. On the show she played Mariana, a CIA worker who functioned as the London office's Chief of Staff. You can see a still from her in the show below:
Of course, this isn't news coming to us officially from the Star Wars production, Lucasfilm, or Disney, so don't completely accept this story as fact. We'll be on the lookout for any kind of confirmation, and if that doesn't come around, perhaps we'll just have to wait and see if she actually pops up in the movie at any point. If she is in fact signing on at this point in the production, then we can probably assume that her part in the movie isn't very big.
Star Wars: Episode VII, which is based on a script by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, is on track to be in theaters on December 18, 2015.
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