Earlier this year Maisie Richardson-Sellers was one of the many names circulating through the Episode VII rumor mill as a possible contender for a "major role" in the film. Now, many months later, the actress has now confirmed her involvement in the The Force Awakens. Richardson-Sellers recently spoke with Refinery29 about her career so far and how she came to be involved with Star Wars, which is her very first on screen acting job:
"I auditioned along with thousands of other people. I think it was a worldwide audition process, and it just took off from there, step by step. I’m not allowed to say a lot, unfortunately. But, I think the great thing about J.J. is that he really hunts for talent. It’s not just about the name or what you’ve done. If you look at a lot of the people he did end up casting, many of them haven't done much before, and I think that’s really exciting — that he gives people that kind of opportunity."
And on the secrecy surrounding the project, she said:
"I had to sign many, many contracts. It’s very, very secret. But, everyone who's working on it loves and respects the franchise so much, they all want to keep it a secret. We wanted to hold it tight, so it wasn’t hard for anyone. It wasn’t a forced thing; it's our little child which we’re going to present to the world in a year."
And about Star Wars as a whole, she added:
"I grew up watching them and I’ve always been fascinated about how they use the epic nature of the story — but also make it really personal. It has tender relationships, and it’s funny and quirky. I feel it’s really well-rounded and that’s why it’s so popular; it’s so accessible for so many generations and backgrounds. Even though it’s such a surreal story, it feels very true. All the relationships are very true. It breaks down the age old story of good versus evil in a very accessible manner."
Be sure to read the full interview on Refinery29, where she talks more about the audition process, her reaction to The Force Awakens teaser trailer and her second acting gig, a role on The CW's The Originals.
See Maisie Richardson-Sellers and many others on the big screen one year from now when Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th, 2015!
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