Yesterday, we got the interesting(?) news that Rachel Hurd-Wood may have read for “Star Wars: Episode VII” for the role of Princess Leia’s daughter. The rumor certainly came as shock since we haven’t heard much from her since “Peter Pan.” Yeah, it’s been a while.
Since it’s seems that Leia’s daughter will be a main player for “Episode VII,” there are a few other actresses that we have in mind that should definitely read for J.J. Abrams.
The “True Grit” breakout has apparently spent the intervening three years filming every movie under the sun — 11 unreleased movies in various states of development — but “Romeo and Juliet” marks her first film since earning an Oscar nomination as Mattie Ross. Give this girl something as meaty as the lead from Charles Portis’ novel. We know she can handle it, and if she takes after her dad in “Star Wars,” she can definitely handle the quips.
It’s only a matter of time before the “Orphan Black” star gets swept up into a franchise, so why not give her a role that’s worthy of the badass she plays on the cult TV hit? And what could possibly be more badass than playing the daughter of the guy who made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
She charmed the hell out of everyone who saw her in “Like Crazy,” so it’s time that the rest of the world caught on to the brilliance that is Felicity Jones. She’ll make the crossover to big budget tent poles with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” where she’s most likely playing Felicia Hardy.
If J.J. is looking for an actress that he’s already worked with, how about the younger of the Fanning sisters? Elle has carved out a nice burgeoning career for herself between summer movies like “Super 8,” indie movies like “Ginger & Rosa,” and bigger budget prestige stuff like “Benjamin Button.”
Speaking of “Ginger & Rosa,” what about Fanning’s co-star? Englert was most recently one of the two leads in “Beautiful Creatures” that out-performed the mediocre YA adaptation. She’s got the chops, and she’s a believable mix of Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.