Apparently it's totally amazing Star Wars news day, it's just been officially announced that Star Wars: Episode VII has cast the brilliant actress Lupita Nyong'o from 12 Years a Slave, and our beloved Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie. Hooray!

Star just officially announced that two of our very favorite actresses would be joining the already stellar cast for Episode VII.

Lupita Nyong'o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."


This also allows me to post this amazing bit of art of Lupita Nyongo as Asajj Ventress (by Nikkolas Smith). Great news!