Captain Phasma in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the first female villain from the movie franchise. Gwendoline Christie revealed why her character is “progressive” compared to some of the other female characters in Hollywood in a recent interview.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Christie conceded that very few details about Captain Phasma have been made available so far. She, however, pointed out that despite the very little information about her character; fans seem to be “drawn” to her character.

The actress felt that the fans are appreciating Captain Phasma because the character is “very progressive.” Christie explained that the focus of many of the female characters in Hollywood has been on the look and “the way they are made flesh.”

Pictures and trailers of the movie released so far only show Captain Phasma in full costume and the report points out that the costume “ isn’t sculpted around the female form.” So far, even Christie’s face has not been shown in any of the promos. The actress feels that the audience will be able to connect to her character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as a “human being.”

“It wasn’t just about what I was expressing above the neck, it was also as focused on what I was expressing below the neck,” Christie said. The actress said that she was “very proud” to be a part of the popular franchise and added that the experience was “a fangirl’s dream.”

Meanwhile, Kevin Smith has seen “a chunk” of the forthcoming movie, EpicStream reports. Smith is friends with director J.J. Abrams and he was apparently shown a part of the movie. He described the movie as “spellbinding.”

Smith admitted that he sometimes tends to “over praise” movies, but this time he felt that “Star Wars” The Force Awakens” had “transported” him to “the fountain of youth.” He said that watching the movie took him back to 1977, when he saw the first “Star Wars” film.

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