Christina Chong joins the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

There will be at least one Asian character in a galaxy far, far away

Catching up on some casting news... It looks like there will be Asians in a galaxy far, far away. Well, at least one. News broke last week that British actress Christina Chong has joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Casts Christina Chong

The Disney and Lucasfilm franchise's newest recruit, most recently seen in Fox's 24: Live Another Day, joins fellow Star Wars newcomers Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley, among others. Original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are also set to return.

There's no word on who Chong will play, but it's said to be a fairly minor character. According to insiders, she's already wrapped filming her role. Which possibly explains this tweet from the first day of filming?

Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by JJ Abrams, is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

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