The Force gets a bit more bal­ance

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

When early an­nounce­ments emerged about cast­ing in J J Abrams’s up­com­ing Star Wars film, more than a few crit­ics be­moaned the lack of women in the list.

The di­rec­tor and his team have won back some ground by con­firm­ing the in­clu­sion of two in­ter­est­ing fe­male ac­tors. Lupita Ny­ong’o had long been pen­cilled in for a role, so the news that the Os­car-win­ner was on board caused few ruc­tions. More sur­pris­ing was the in­clu­sion of Gwen­do­line Christie, who plays the mighty Bri­enne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. It seems un­likely that last ac­tor will be re­clin­ing de­murely be­hind a fan. Promis­ing stuff.

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