I’ve been on the Captain Phasma bandwagon from the very first time I saw her, but we still knowno very little about the character other than she’s a Captain of the First Order, and that she’s played by Gwendoline Christie.
Well today Entertainment Weekly has posted an article where they talk to Gwendoline Christie about playing Captain Phasma, and while she doesn’t reveal any new details, she does share some cool information about wearing the awesome costume, and how great it is to play the first female villain in a live action “Star Wars” movie.
Here’s a portion of what Gwendoline Christie had to say about playing Captain Phasma to Entertainment Weekly:
“We know very little about her at this stage, but what I think people are drawn to is that this is a very progressive female character,” the actress says. “We see Captain Phasma, and we see the costume from head to toe, and we know that it is a woman. But we are used to, in our media, connecting to female characters via the way that they look, from the way they are made flesh.”
“We are actually connecting to a female character as a human being,” Christie says, even if, ultimately, she’s does inhuman things.”
“It wasn’t just about what I was expressing above the neck, it was also as focused on what I was expressing below the neck,” says Christie. “It was an interesting acting experience as well as a fangirl’s dream.”
“She’s Star Wars’ first female villain,” Christie says. “It’s incredible, it’s timely, and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
You can check out the full article on Gwendoline Christie over at Entertainment Weekly, where you can just see how much she loved playing Captain Phasma and being a part of the “Star Wars” universe!