Harrison Ford's injury prompting two-week hiatus for 'Star Wars' in August
After 67,000 submissions for a casting call that went out to all "aspiring actors," Lucasfilm has cast two small roles in"Star Wars: Episode VII." Neither role was revealed, but the actors have immediately been introduced to global notoriety.
Crystal Clarke is an American actress who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She'll be seen next year in a supporting role in "The Moon and the Sun" alongside Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario and Rachel Griffiths. Focus Features will release the Sean McNamara fantasy in 2015.
The second actor cast is Brit Pip Anderson who showed off his freestyle running skills in this inventive ad for an "Amazing Spider-Man" tie-in a few years ago. He goes by the handle Piptrix on YouTube and you can check out his impressive work here.
In a statement on StarWars.com, producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy noted, “The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film."
Additionally, the studio confirmed production will take a "brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury." Lucasfilm added that Ford is doing well and looking forward to returning to the set soon. In the meantime, "Episode VII" is still shooting at Pinewood Studios outside of London.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is still on track to open on Dec. 18, 2015.