Friday, June 16, 2017

Janina Gavankar Talks Iden Versio in an Extended Interview With 'The Star Wars Show'

By: Dominic Jones

Janina Gavankar burst onto the Star Wars scene last week when she hosted the Star Wars Battlefront II presentation at EA Play last weekend.  The actress voices Commander Iden Versio in Battlefront II and she spoke about the role on The Star Wars Show this week in an interview with host Andi Gutierrez.  Now, Lucasfilm has released an extended clip from the interview, featuring Gavankar discussing getting the role, tricking the story group's Matt Martin at Celebration, and her approach for playing Iden.  Check it out below,

In addition to voicing Iden in the game, Gavankar will also be narrating the audiobook for the novel Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden.   The novel is set for a release on July 25th and will serve as both a prequel to the game and a follow up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  The novel will see Iden and Inferno Squad tracking down members of Saw Gerrera's Partisans who survived the destruction of Jedha City by the Death Star in Rogue One.

You can see Gavankar hosting the Star Wars Battlefront II portion of EA's big presentation below,

For those of you wondering, yes her dress was inspired by Iden's look in the game.  Gavankar wrote about the design of the dress on her website, Alt Found.

You can hear Gavankar as Iden in both the cinematic and gameplay trailers, which you can watch (again, probably) below,

Star Wars Battlefront II hits shelves on November 17th, 2017.  You can read Inferno Squad (or listen to the audiobook) starting July 25th.

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