Late last year, Disney and Lucasfilm posted an open casting call for “undiscovered talent” to star in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Today, the studio announced that two actors (of the more than 37,000 hopefuls) have been cast: Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke. We don’t know their official roles yet, but here’s what we do know about the young actors:
He could play Thomas, a character described in the Star Wars casting website as a handsome, smart, athletic young man 19-23 years old, who:
Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.
Her IMDb page says Clarke’s first feature, The Moon and the Sun, co-stars Kaya Scodelario and Pierce Brosnan and comes out in 2015. She’s an American actress who was born in Belleville, N.J., and studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She doesn’t have many videos online, but you can spot her at 1:08 of this RCS reel:
and at :17 of this RCS video:
She could play Rachel, a character described in the Star Wars casting website as a beautiful, smart, athletic, 17/18-year-old who could be any ethnicity and:
Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way alone in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17 she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by.
Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.
Meanwhile, production on the film will be delayed two weeks, because of Harrison Ford’s broken leg.