Gwendoline Christie Takes New Role in 'Star Wars'

The actress joins "GMA" to talk about her role with the dark side of the force in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
1:55 | 12/16/15

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Well, "Star wars: The force awakens" has been praised for some of its casting decisions including its strong female lead but there is also a powerful woman on the dark side and juju Chang sat down with gwendoline Christie. In "Game of thrones" she's the fierce woman warrior. But in "Star wars: The force awakens," gwendoline Christie is captain phasma. A rare female villain in the evil empire. What's it like chapeling your dark side? It was really exciting for me to have a change and to investigate a totally different psychological for mat. I know that the character captain phasma was originally a male. I found this out recently, yes. I'm particularly enthusiastic that there is a female character like captain phasma who we relate to as a character primarily rather than the way that she looks. Let's talk about Brien. Females can see a female flielth P knight in shining armor says something. It's time and great to see them in stories we can all watch. Reporter: She fell in love with "Star wars" as a kid but it's the 6'3" grown woman who actively campaigned for the role. There's a lot of speculation, oh, she wears her Marv the whole time. We barely get to see her face. I can tell you that captain phasma is the captain of the stormtroopers. She is a member of the first order and part of the dark side. Very scary coming from you. It's frightening, isn't it? You're just going to have to watch the film and I'm going to say it's worth the wait. That's what we call a tease in this business. Have I just teased you, juju. I believe you have. Reporter: For "Good morning America," juju Chang, ABC news, New York. Worth the wait, indeed. "Star wars: The force awakens" hits theaters Friday and coming

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