On Monday the world rejoiced as one when Lucasfilm announced that Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie were joining Star Wars Episode VII. And while Nyong’o won an Oscar this year for 12 Years a Slave all the while charming us with her style, Christie is a little less known. Here are five things to know about Christie before you see her grab a lightsaber.
She’s playing Commander Lyme in Mockingjay parts 1 and 2. In the books Lyme is a past Hunger Games winner and the commander of the rebels in District 2, which seems like a perfect part for Christie. Suffice to say, she’s got plenty of experience joining beloved genre franchises.