The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens keeps growing by the day, with Yahoo! UK reporting that The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death actress Leanne Best, who plays the title character in that horror movie, has signed on for an unspecified role in the sci-fi sequel. The news was revealed in a press email for the actress' upcoming ITV series Home Fries, where it mentioned that she will also be in director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated Star Wars movie. Naturally, we have no word on what character she may be playing, or how she fits into the story. Here's an excerpt from the press email below.
"Brit actor Leanne Best [is] available for interview. Best known for her role as Jane Cobden on BBC's award-winning Ripper Street, Leanne is currently starring as the woman in black in The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death showing in theatres worldwide. With a number of film projects on the horizon, 2015 will also see Leanne in J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated Star Wars VII."
We'll have to wait and see what Leanne Best's role may be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although, since very few plot details have been confirmed at this point, it's anybody's guess as to who she may be portraying. This year's The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death marked Leanne Best's feature film debut, following roles in U.K. TV shows such as Ripper Street, Wire in the Blood and Casualty.