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Lupita Nyong'o & Gwendoline Christie Join 'Star Wars: Episode VII'!

Lupita Nyong'o & Gwendoline Christie Join 'Star Wars: Episode VII'!

After tons of rumors that she was up for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, it has been confirmed that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast of the highly anticipated film!

Also joining the cast is Gwendoline Christie, who is best known for her work as Brienne of Tarth on the hit series Game of Thrones. She will be seen next year in the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie joining the Star Wars cast?

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# 1

Congrats to both ladies, well deserved!!!!!

# 2

Here comes the haters.

Who will Gwen play? The female chewbacca. She’s 6 “3″.

# 3

Brianne of tarth gonna rock the galaxy!

# 4

Great news !

# 5

@Sayer: Who will Lupita play, a black alien man?

# 6
HELLLZZZ YESSS @ 06/02/2014 at 1:17 pm

Gwendoline is awesome and perfect for SW

# 7

So cool for both of them. Gwendoline sure seems to have a wonderful career in front of her. First, The Hunger Games, now Star Wars. Yeah, GO BRIENNE!!

# 8

They had better not turn Gwen into a Wookie.

# 9

@OK: You’re a moronic racist, low life.

Wonder which one landed the role of Jabba the Hut.

but news of Lupita being attached to Star Wars already came out before?

@Sayer: I’m not white. I’m a fan of Gwen’s. What’s racist about what I said?

Gwen was in an action movie. Star wars director had to be begged to hire lupi. His first choice cast announced. CAA and PR work.

Lupita is overrated. And I bet she wont even have a proper role. That awful actor from Girls will also be in this movie too. Its going to suck now that Disney owns Star Wars. Funny how people were complaining about Natalies, Ewans and Hayden’s acting years ago but these new actors they have are going to suck. These people are not even good looking, Atleast Hayden and Natalie and Ewan were hot. Only the new fans of Star Wars hated the preqauls. Losers.

I don’t like that Lupita gets shoehorned in like SLJ did, just because she is trendy (black) right now. Sucks.

The only good thing about it is she is the first black woman in Star Wars, that’s cool, I just am tired of fawning over Lupita. The 12 Years is a Slave is pretty much propaganda and done completely by foreigners.

Annabelle @ 06/02/2014 at 5:23 pm

Wow, so many racist comments here, in this day and age… so crazy.
She is just an actress folks! Her performance was amazing, no matter what the subject of the film was. Please judge her on her performances and not on the colour of her skin. It is just entertainment. And to be honest, think this SW needs a bit of femininity abd colour!

This is getting old. We think she is not talented equals racism? Her 10 minute performance in 12YAS was okay. She did not even sound American in the movie. There are many better black actresses for SW.

star wars fan @ 06/02/2014 at 6:15 pm

was going to watch the film in theaters but now because Lapita just going to pirate it Now…all of you can say I’m a racist or whatever you want I don’t care the fact is she’s ugly the woman is a goblinI don’t care I don’t fall for the hype

agree with you 100 percent Star Wars fan she is ugly

@greg: Talking about your ugly self, both Gwen & Lupita are gorgeous women.

@star wars fan: Quite frankly nobody cares whether you watch Star Wars and as i said to your other troll she is a gorgeous woman maybe you should take a look at yourself before making unnecessary comments

@Gwen: and you know this how that Lupita begged the director of Star Wars for a part ? stop talking ****. She was offered this part before the Oscars and the reason for the delay was to do with shedule.

@Annabelle: I wouldn’t even try these people think they’re experts at acting when they clearly don’t have a clue.

@Gwen: Yes there are great black actresses but not all of them have won the Oscar to me you either have not watched the movie or you don’t know what true acting is all about, it takes a lot a skill to put in that kind of emotion and power in that role and for the record even Michael Fassbender who i think is a fantastic actor had to up his game because he knew what he was up against a great actress with tremendous skill, he himself said it.

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