Just one week after TheWrap wrote that she had “a very bright future ahead of her” following her casting as the female lead in “Halo: Nightfall,” up-and-coming British actress Christina Chong has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” TheWrap has learned.
A representative for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Chong has already wrapped her role, according to insiders, and while her part is small, another female face is always welcome in the “Star Wars” universe.
J.J. Abrams is directing “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which hits theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
Chong is a rising young star who recently wrapped the feature film “Stuck” with Patrick Stewart and Gary Cole, as well as the TV series “Line of Duty” and “The Wrong Mans.” She previously appeared in Madonna’s “W.E.” and the British shows “Black Mirror,” “Monroe,” “Whitechapel” and “Doctor Who.”
Chong is represented by Piers Nimmo Management and Thruline Entertainment, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Her casting was first reported by Latino Review.
Chong has mentioned “Star Wars: Episode VII” on her Twitter account once before, though in fairness, who hasn’t? Her tweet is below.