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17/04/2018 11:21 BST

Thandie Newton Celebrates Landmark ‘Star Wars’ Role In ‘Solo’ Film

'I'm going to have a toy and everything. It's a big deal.'

Thandie Newton has revealed details about her role in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film ‘Solo’, in which she’ll have the most “prominent” role for a woman of colour in the franchise’s history. 

The ‘Line Of Duty’ actress plays Val in the Han Solo spin-off, which arrives in cinemas later this month, and until now, it hasn’t been clear how big the role is.

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Thandie's co-stars also include Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover, though directors Chirs Miller and Phil Lord departed the project

“I will say at first glance, [she] doesn’t necessarily have total faith in Han — as a lot of people he meets in his life tend to feel about him,” ‘Solo’ co-writer Jon Kasdan previously said (via Entertainment Weekly). “She’s a little skeptical of this kid when she meets him. And her relationship with him goes in, I think, an … interesting direction.”

Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han in the spin-off film, which arrives in cinemas on 25 May.

Read Thandie’s full interview in this week’s issue of Radio Times. Watch the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trailer below...

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