Nina Gold has been working in casting since the 1990s, and points to one huge advantage that she has access to now: the Internet.
Ryan Johnson deserves all the credit in the world for delivering this terrific Jedi to the storied franchise. Let’s have him direct all of the other ones going forward, shall we?
‘Star Wars’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Casting Director Nina Gold On How She Discovered Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Emilia Clarke
Gold acknowledges that one of the hazards of her job is that agents constantly want to introduce her to their clients, but each production she works on already know what they are looking for.
The young Boyega appears extra studious in the images, and if it wasn’t for his Star Wars fame nobody would suspect that Boyega wasn’t a Cornhusker.
English Actor Apologizes for False Claims About Playing a Stormtrooper in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
Considering Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of the most anticipated movies of all time and has gone on to become one of the biggest blockbusters ever, any actor who had even a small role in the film has bragging rights.
“That was seven long months of training, of reading scripts that I wasn’t allowed to bring home, to create this character from scratch. So that for me was the emphasis.” – John Boyega
British actor John Boyega talks about the audition process for his first feature, the London-based Attack the Block, and if he’ll eventually make the leap to American movies.