Gwendoline Christie Talks About Phasma’s Development in ‘The Last Jedi’
Captain Phasma was first introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leaving fans somewhat disappointed as they felt the character deserved way more development than the one she had in the film. This complains had apparently reached production of The Last Jedi, because according to Gwendoline Christie, the actress who plays Phasma in the new trilogy, her character will have more depth.
In an interview with IGN, Christie first explained which acting method she uses for her characters:
“I’m hugely lucky to be classically trained with a method approach. So, I do all of my work about who, for me, that character is, so I can go into that situation and everything is justified in logic and fact, like it is for us as humans. Life governs the decision-making process that becomes who we are.”
But for Phasma, Christie has been apart from comics and the Phasma tie-in novel to develop that background:
“I haven’t been allowed entry to it. I have been following [Phasma author] Delilah Dawson, who I’m following on Twitter just to say, ‘Remember me? Do you think about me?'”
But she later revealed that the character study sometimes turned into a collaboration between her and Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi.
“Rian and I did have long conversations about this character and who she was. And I was utterly delighted in how willing he was to listen to my ideas and really thrilled to exchange them with him and hear his. He really is a master writer and director, and I think we’ve seen that in the films that he’s made but I think that we truly will see that in the depths to which he goes in The Last Jedi.”
Actions are louder than words, so we will have to wait until December to see if Phasma is actually going to get the action and development she deserves.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15th.