Monday 21 May 2018

Thandie Newton teases her mysterious Star Wars character Val

The character remains cloaked in mystery ahead of the film’s release next month.

Thandie Newton earlier this week teased her role will be a significant one (Ian West/PA)
Thandie Newton earlier this week teased her role will be a significant one (Ian West/PA)

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Thandie Newton has previewed her appearance as Val in Star Wars’ upcoming Han Solo spin-off.

The British actress, 45, portrays the character – who remains cloaked in mystery – in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

She shared a new photo on Twitter of as Val in which she wears what appears to be a pilot uniform.

The Westworld star wrote “casual” alongside the image.

Earlier this week she teased her role will be a significant one, telling Radio Times magazine: “I’m the first woman of colour to have a prominent role in the Star Wars legacy.”

She added: “There have been others with one line and Lupita Nyong’o was a computer-generated character (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.

“It’s exciting, but that’s all I can say. It is a big deal.”

Newton will be joined by Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is due to be released in the UK in May.

Press Association

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