Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie hopes she hasn’t ruined the new film for Star Wars fans by letting slip that Simon Pegg is in The Force Awakens.
The latest Star Wars instalment is helmed by J.J. Abrams, a long time collaborator of Simon’s; the British actor has worked with J.J. on his Star Trek outings as well as Mission: Impossible III. While Simon’s name appears in the Star Wars credits online, fans were unsure if he was really in it.
“He’s not in the background,” Gwendoline teased to Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush. “As far as I’m aware, oh is this a spoiler, as far as I’m aware Simon Pegg is in the film. In a capacity.
“I can’t confirm or deny that (Daniel Craig is in the flick), because I don’t know,” she added when asked if the James Bond actor had made an appearance.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened last Thursday (17Dec15), breaking several box offices records as fans flocked to see what was happening in a galaxy far, far away.
The movie is set to launch the careers of relative newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, as well as reintroducing Star Wars stalwarts Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Game of Thrones star Gwendoline is just glad she bagged a part.
“I really am chuffed actually, particularly because I really wanted to be in the Star Wars films,” she beamed. “I’d campaigned for six months just desperately asking if I could be seen. I asked my representation repeatedly can I please be seen. I think I wore some people down and then I was seen. And then those most bizarre thing of all happened and I was cast in the film!
“I think we’ve done an amazing job with it, I really do. But it’s a lovely experience when you see it because obviously no matter what you know about a film when you’ve worked on it, nothing prepares you for seeing the final product.”
– Cover Media