One of the major criticisms of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was how little the silver storm trooper Captain Phasma was actually used in the final theatrical cut.
“Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie, who starred in the role, tells EW that won’t happen with Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where her character of Phasma has a ‘deeper’ story this time around:
“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. 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.
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.”
Captain Phasma’s escape from the trash compactor, where she was dumped in her final scene in ‘The Force Awakens’ was revealed in a comic book series called “Journey to the Last Jedi”. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in cinemas on December 15th.