A New Name Surfaces In STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII's Search For Female Lead

A New Name Surfaces In STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII's Search For Female Lead

Who will join Daisy Ridley as another kick-ass female character in the Star Wars franchise? Several names were bandied about in 2015 and there was even a report that Gugu Mbatha-Raw had secured the role. However a new, up-and-coming actress has been added to the mix.

A new rumor purports that Bel Powley, breakout actress from last year’s excellent Diary Of A Teenage Girl is the latest potential new cast addition for Star Wars: Episode VIII.  Hosted by The Wrap's Jeff Sneider, it should be noted that anything the film reporter reveals on Meet The Movie Press instead of his official platform at The Wrap should be considered a RUMOR.  It should be noted that Sneider isn't actually sure if Powley is in the mix for the same role that Mbatha-Raw was rumored to have secured or if she's being considered for a different character altogether.

Other actresses previously rumored to be in contention are 
Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke, and Gina Rodriguez.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently scheduled for release in North American theaters on May 24, 2019.  Rian Johnson takes over for J.J. Abrams.  

Posted By:
Mark Julian
Member Since 6/8/2011
Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/8/2016 Source: Meet The Movie Press
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