'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Christina Chong

Christina Chong

For a film that initially looked to be something of a sausage fest, Star Wars: Episode VII is shaping up to be a rather distaff-friendly slice of sci-fi. In the latest of several recent casting announcements, British actress Christina Chong has been added to the mix.

Chong joins a growing list of new faces in the upcoming sequel, including Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Crystal Clarke; her recent credits include an appearance in the Fox miniseries 24: Live Another Day, as well as a role in Madonna's W.E.

As tends to be the case with most things Star Wars (and all things relating to director J.J. Abrams), details are being kept under wraps for now -- Chong's role, which is said to be "minor," is currently unknown.

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