Christie's Star Wars role feels spe­cial

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Gwen­do­line Christie thinks it is "spe­cial" to be a part of the 'Star Wars' fran­chise. The 38-year-old ac­tress is still amazed she was cast as Cap­tain Phasma in 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awak­ens' - a role she will reprise in the next in­stall­ment, 'The Last Jedi' - and ad­mits ev­ery day on set is still very "ex­cit­ing". She said: "It's so spe­cial. Every­one there... I can't ex­press to you... every­one there is so en­thu­si­as­tic and de­lighted. "I loved 'Star Wars' from when I was re­ally lit­tle. I didn't think I'd be in a 'Star Wars' film. "Who­ever things they're go­ing to be in a 'Star Wars' film? Ev­ery day is re­ally ex­cit­ing." And Gwen­do­line says her en­thu­si­asm is shared by all of the cast and crew. She added to To­tal Film mag­a­zine: "There's a child­like en­thu­si­asm as well, every­one from the di­rec­tor down says, 'Woah, we're do­ing 'Star Wars'.' " The 'Game of Thrones' star feels very grate­ful she's been of­fered a very di­verse range of roles through­out her ca­reer. She said: "I've al­ways been in­ter­ested in play­ing as di­verse a range of roles as pos­si­ble. "I was very lucky to go to drama school and that in­stilled in me the de­sire to play as many roles as pos­si­ble and to look at dif­fer­ent kinds of human be­ings. "And I've been enor­mously lucky to be in 'Game of Thrones', to play that won­der­ful char­ac­ter (Bri­enne of Tarth). "I think it's also in­cred­i­bly valu­able for there to be char­ac­ters that ex­hibit strength. "I think that is valu­able in our en­ter­tain­ment at present to see that, par­tic­u­larly at the mo­ment."

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