Yesterday we mentioned that you have a chance to get a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, but today we have the actual details on two of the upcoming movie's newest characters. Meet Rachel and Thomas (almost assuredly not their real names):
RACHEL — Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family to care for her, she was forced to make her way in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17, she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself by 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.
THOMAS — 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 like and understands you can't take life too seriously.
All right. I think we can assume these are new characters, because I can't imagine Luke or Han being a deadbeat dad. Nor can I imagine any of the original trilogy characters abandoning their child for any reason... unless...
Actually, maybe I'm just so used to the Expanded Universe that I'm just assuming Episode VII will be more or less the same. Who says it has to be? Why can't someone have stolen Han and Leia's first kid Rachel, who eventually grows up on a far-off planet never knowing her parents or her true heritage? Why can't Luke have disappeared for years on a dangerous mission, leaving his son Thomas to grow up without a father? Why can't Rachel and Thomas fall in love in the Episode VII, only to realize they're cousins in Episode IX and then feel super-uncomfortable around each other? It's not like there isn't a precedent, after all.
Here's the casting call sheet, along with where auditions in the U.K. are being held:
[Via Jedi News]