Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thandie Newton Talks About Being Cast in the Han Solo Movie

By: Dominic Jones

The cast of the upcoming young Han Solo film has a lot of people excited.  This is includes Westworld star Thandie Newton, who spoke recently about what it was like to be cast in Star Wars what the experience of filming it was like with Oprah Winfrey on Variety's Actors on Actors.  Newton couldn't say anything about the plot, she did share  and what being cast in the film meant to her, saying, "To be part of a legacy like ‘Star Wars,’ it’s loved for a reason,” she said. “I could have been in it for a brief little nothing, and I would have been thrilled and delighted. To be taken seriously, a women of color at 44 years old and be in a dope-a– franchise. It’s when you just let go."  Check out the video below,

The untitled young Han Solo film hits theaters on May 25th, 2018 and stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Michael K. Williams (The Wire).  The film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), with a script by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jon Kasdan (The First Time).

Source: Variety

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