The Oxford-trained British actress, who has appeared in little more than local plays, is reportedly up for a Star Wars role.
The 69-year-old actor is said to be reprising his role as Chewbacca in director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
Director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars sequel is already under way, with most of the cast finalized — just not announced.
Disney’s presentation played up Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inside Out, Cinderella and Maleficent.
Disney has announced a target date for principal photography and confirmed that Episode VII will feature “some very familiar faces.”
The actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in 12 Years A Slave, now appears to be among the contenders.
The Breaking Bad alum and the breakout star of Attack the Block join three other actors believed to be at the top of J.J. Abrams’ list.
Best known for his supporting role on Girls, Adam Driver is reportedly closing in on the role of the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII.
A new rumor suggests that Transformers star Jack Reynor has been cast in Episode VII.