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What does it feel like to be Captain Phasma in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'Gwendoline Christie talks about being Star Wars' first onscreen female villain.
I was very surprised and heartened at the overwhelming response to the character of Captain Phasma. But I really felt that what Kathleen and JJ and everyone had created at Star Wars was, I think JJ's been open about the fact that he wanted to Respect the origins of the films and celebrate them but to bring them into the modern day. And confirmation of that seemed to be to me in this amazing character of Captain Phazma who is Starwars first onscreen female villain. And more than that, this is a character who, so far, we have related to due to her choices, due to her character, And not due to the way she has been made in flesh. And conventionally, that is how we have related to female characters. So this to me felt very progressive, and the response from the audience and the fans Has been so celebratory, it makes me re-think that this is what the kind of thing people want to see. People want to see a more diverse reflection of society and I feel incredibly privileged to play that part. If anyone else wants to offer me any work then I am very grateful and willing to let them [LAUGH]