Gwendoline Christie who portrays Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film spoke about Captain Phasma’s “deeper” role in Last Jedi.
She told EW about her excitement to work with director Rian Johnson, “I was just so delighted to be in The Last Jedi, and for that to be directed by Rian Johnson, who is another director I’ve long admired since I watched Brick, actually; I thought that was a really brilliant piece of work.”
Christie then went on to discuss how Rian Johnson asked for her and the cast’s input on the script and how she helped shape the final product we will see in December, “When I met him, these are huge things to me and things I never thought would happen in my career, so when Rian invited me to read the script, have my thoughts and then to come and discuss it with him — as he did all of the cast members — I was really thrilled to have an opportunity of a forum where I could put my ideas forward and have some back and forth about where we felt things were and where we felt they can go.”
Finally she explained how Rian goes deeper than Force Awakens in exploring the characters’ relationships, “What I can tell you about the next Star Wars film is I think Rian does an exceptional job of going deeper, of going further, and really exploring what these relationships are.”
This should be exciting news for all the Captain Phasma fans who were sorely disappointed when the character received little to no screen time in The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017. Will you be watching?