Flashdance star Jennifer Beals has shared her reaction to being cast in The Book Of Boba Fett
Jennifer Beals has opened up about her surprise casting in the upcoming Star Wars series The Book Of Boba Fett. Beals’ casting came to light when she appeared in the incredible new trailer which you can watch below:
With so many incredible images, this trailer delivered on its promise to blow our minds. From the humble B’omarr monk crawling across the dunes outside Jabba’s Palace to Slave 1 zipping across the Tatooine skyline, fans were whisked away on a rollercoaster ride of Star Wars brilliance. But one of the most intriguing aspects of the two-minute teaser was our first look at Jennifer Beals.
The Flashdance and L Word veteran made a shocking appearance as a Twi’lek during the teaser, and her casting got tongues waggling across social media. Even hers! The star took to social media to share her excitement about joining the Star Wars universe saying:
“So honored to be part of the Star Wars family. The little kid in me is jumping up and down.”
Within minutes of her reaction hitting social media, Fennec Shand star Ming-Na Wen chimed in to welcome Beals to the Star Wars family. She replied: “So happy to finally have you announced! I’m jumping up and down with you!”
As mentioned above, Beals is renowned for her role in the 1980’s hit Flashdance, as well as her recent stint on The L Word. And from the sounds of things, her casting is a lifelong dream come to fruition. But what can we expect from Beals’ stint in the GFFA? As always, Lucasfilm is keeping their cards pretty close to the chest. And we suspect the details will be hidden until the series unfolds – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Especially for us – the viewers. But just having her aboard is reason enough to celebrate.
The legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett navigates the underworld of the galaxy with mercenary Fennec Shand when they return to the sands of Tattooine to stake their claim on the territory formerly ruled by the deceased crime lord Jabba the Hutt.
The Book Of Boba Fett, with Jennifer Beals, releases exclusively on Disney Plus on December 29th.
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