And now, a completely new name enters the Star Wars: Episode VII ring. THR is reporting (and Deadline is backing up) that completely unknown actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who is actually still in drama school at Oxford, may be piquing the interest of JJ Abrams and Disney for an unspecified role in the ever-cloaked in mystery project.
THR once again mentions the role could be that of a mixed-race descendant of Obi Wan Kenobi, which means Richardson-Sellers could be competition for Lupita Nyong'o. Though it's hard to say because we really know absolutely nothing about who each actor might be playing.
Are they really going to make us wait for May 4th for an official announcement? A big event of unveiling of the entire new cast, perhaps? I could see that happening, but that's still, like…. three weeks away. Haven't we waited long enough?