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Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Legacy” Featurette

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Behind the Scenes of TIME’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photo Shoot

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TIME – “The moment you meet BB-8, you build up some form of weird human connection,” says Marco Grob, who photographed the new Star Wars character for this week’s TIME cover. “It has one eye that has this really cute way of looking at you. It’s just incredible.”

 

“For me, Star Wars is much more than only a film,” Grob says. “Star Wars is hundreds of people who try to push the envelope. People who take enormous risks in creative and in technical aspects. They try to do things we’ve never seen before in a way nobody would have imagined to ever see before. And for me, it’s incredible.”

 

Grob says he didn’t get to see The Force Awakens before his sessions with the new members of the cast. In fact, he didn’t even watch the film’s popular trailers. “Sometimes it’s good not to know too much,” he says. “I wanted to have a feel on its own, to kind of do my own thing [instead of] being influenced by anything I would have seen.”

 

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Star Wars Goes High Fashion: See Gwendoline Christie in a Captain Phasma-Inspired Gown

The actress who plays the fearsome “Chrometrooper” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens models the gown inspired by the character.

 

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You can’t miss Gwendoline Christie. At six-foot-three and with a curt electric-blonde bob and plump red lips, she stands out.

 

And that goes double when she’s wearing the gown designed by Giles Deacon, printed with images of Christie’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Captain Phasma. Deacon designed the gown as part of a collaboration with Bloomingdale’s and Force 4 Fashion; Deacon’s gown, along with work from Diane von Furstenberg, Opening Ceremony, and more fashion-world luminaries, will be auctioned for charity after being displayed at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store in New York City, beginning December 2.

 

But first . . . the woman who inspired the gown gets to wear it, for this exclusive photo shoot with John Akehurst for Vanity Fair. “I loved that the design of Captain Phasma’s costume had been so inventively worked into the dress design,” Christie says about the gown, which is printed with elements of Captain Phasma’s hard chrome suit but is also long, flowing, and super-feminine. “[I] adored that so much drama could be created with just one move—much like Captain Phasma!”

 

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Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – All the Way Trailer

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRISTIE


PHOTOGRAPHY SOLVE SUNDSBO
FASHION ROBBIE SPENCER
TEXT PAUL FLYNN

IN THE GRAND CULTURAL LINEAGE OF GRACE JONES, BRIGITTE NIELSEN, AND TILDA SWINTON, GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE IS REORDERING SOCIETY’S VIEW OF ANDROGYNOUS, POWERFUL GLAMOUR. AS THE TOWERING BRITISH TALENT SCALES THE SUMMIT OF HOLLYWOOD WITH THIS WINTER’S STAR WARS AND THE HUNGER GAMES—AND CONTINUES HER BELOVED REIGN ON HBO’S GAME OF THRONES—SHE KICKS BACK TO TAKE IN THE LONG VIEW OF A RISE LESS ORDINARY

 

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When she was a student at Drama Centre London, Gwendoline Christie told the school administrator, Maggie Wilkinson, a tiny white lie. By way of induction, it’s customary for first-year students to help with the production of graduating third-year shows. When she was handed a wrench and told to disassemble a stage, Christie thought, I can’t do that, I’m wearing a Sonia Rykiel jumper. She told Maggie instead that she was a dab hand at filing. As an actor, Christie is living proof that in the most curious acts, magic lies. And so it goes.

 

The following Christmas, Ms. Wilkinson recalled Christie’s administrative admission and asked if she would like a job for the holidays. The fabulous British character actor Simon Callow had asked if there was a student who would catalog his 4,000-strong compact disc collection. “Mainly classical,” notes Christie now. “Quite esoteric.”

 

Over an early lunch of smoked salmon and avocado at the Downton-ish central London restaurant, the Delaunay, she explains it was Callow who showed her a way to be an actor of integrity and ambition. “He was a very, very strong figure at the forefront of my development into adulthood.” She pauses. “Which came late.” Another pause. “Which might not have happened yet.” She laughs. She is wearing a vintage longer-than-floor-length Hussein Chalayan black shift, “so that I can be my own lady-in-waiting, holding my train,” and “a simple Chanel pump” (not simple at all, as she admirably shows by placing her right foot on the table).

 

Christie went on to work for Callow on and off for years, through the downtime of her early career—researching and collating materials for his memoir and walking his two beloved boxer dogs across Hampstead Heath. Callow is one of the grandees of British theater, probably still best known to populist audiences for his funeral in Four Weddings and… “He gave me a key to the house and said, ‘Make yourself at home, I trust you.’ To show someone who is struggling such kindness, to say, ‘Child, never give up,’ for nearly eight years? He did it without regard for how it would reflect on him. He’s unselfish and a big part of why I had the confidence to inhabit who I am. Because he was one of the first, maybe the first British actor to be openly homosexual at the start of his career and be unapologetic about it all. I miss him. You can’t replicate that kind of artistic patronage.”

 

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – TV Spot With New Scenes

No new scenes of Gwendoline but I know if you’re like me, you just want more more more!


Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer #3!

With just under two months before Star Wars fans once again travel to a galaxy far, far away, Disney has offered up the final trailer for the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Teasers for the trailer hinted that “the First Order is coming,” and in the latest preview, fans get a glimpse of the new installment’s main villain Kylo Ren as he promises Darth Vader’s crushed mask, “I will finish what you started.”

 

The trailer also ties together the loose strands in the decades following Return of the Jedi: The original trilogy has become legend in the Star Wars universe, but as Harrison Ford’s Han Solo tells Daisy Ridley’s Rey, “It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. A Jedi. They’re real.” The preview also features John Boyega’s Finn facing off in a light saber battle against Kylo Ren. Even a hooded Luke Skywalker makes a brief cameo, with his robotic hand reaching out to R2-D2 at the 1:40 mark.

 

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