Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gwendoline Christie discusses Captain Phasma!

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens press continues! Refinery 29 has an interview with Captain Phasma herself, Gwendoline Christie. The highlights:

  • On her love of the original franchise: “I first saw the film when I was six. It was Christmas, and I think it’s the first Christmas I remember. I completely fell in love with it. What’s fascinating, I think, is that I still love it as much as I did then. It still moves me, it still fills me with awe and excitement, and it still really makes me laugh.”
  • On her character, Captain Phasma: “I can tell you that Captain Phasma is the captain of the stormtroopers. She is a member of the First Order and part of the dark side. And I can tell you that she is a Boba Fett-style character in that she is not at the forefront of the action, but she definitely makes an impact. [Smiles] What about that? What about that?”
  • On the film’s female focus: “For something that’s been longed for and so eagerly anticipated, I thought it was a refreshing and necessary choice to have a more diverse cast. I was pleased about that. But really, my moment came when I saw the costume and the incredible chrome armor. I can’t tell you how pleased I was when I saw that the armor was practical. It’s stormtrooper armor; it hadn’t been sexualized in any way. It hadn’t been feminized—whatever that is—in any way. And I thought, ‘Oh! That’s progressive.’”
  • On whether Captain Phasma is more evil than Joffrey from Game of Thrones: “[Laughs] Well, obviously and unfortunately I can’t say anything—this is the point where you love me—I can’t say anything that could potentially relate to the plot. However, Captain Phasma is the captain of thesStormtroopers and she is a member of the First Order and she is part of the dark side. [Pauses] So, I think that’s an indication. Trying to give you something. Really trying!”

The full interview can be found here: http://www.refinery29.com/2015/12/99440/gwendoline-christie-star-wars-the-force-awakens-interview

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