“My agent called me up and said, ‘There is a tremendous female lead in the new Star Wars film, and I think you’re really going to like it.’ The opportunity to play someone determined, who’s trying to find her skills as a leader, to be in a fantasy movie, to be able to do a leading female role in a film of that scale— that’s very, very rare.”
A lot of my time is spent watching films and reading scripts. And it can be all-consuming. And it’s obviously something I’m fortunate that is both my work and my hobby. It’s what I would naturally be doing anyway.