Thandie Newton “I’m The First Woman Of Colour To Have Prominent Role In Star Wars Legacy”

Next week’s Radio Times (available in the UK now) has a regular feature called ‘View from my sofa’ in which they interview a personality each week. This week it’s the turn of Thandie Newton who is about to star in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Little is know about her character Val although she had this to say in the interview: –

“I’m the first woman of colour to have a prominent role in the Star Wars legacy,” Newton says in the latest issue of Radio Times, on sale from Tuesday 17th April.

“There have been others with one line and Lupita Nyong’o was a computer-generated character [in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi], but you didn’t get to see the colour of her skin. I’m the first.

“I’m going to have a toy and everything,” she adds. “It’s exciting, but that’s all I can say. It is a big deal.”

We can’t wait to find out more!