Christy Mathew

Thandiwe Newton Calls Out 'Star Wars'

Thandiwe Newton has opened up about her role in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She talked about her character's death and how it was a "big mistake".

The actress played the role of Val in the Star Wars spin-off. Her character had made history for being the first Black woman to have a major role in the franchise.

However, her character was killed off by the end of the movie. This decision was not a part of the original script.

Newton talked to Inverse as she shared her disappointment with Star Wars. She shared that in the script it was completely different.

The actress added, “It happened during filming. And it was much more just to do with the time we had to do the scenes. It’s much easier just to have me die than it is to have me fall into a vacuum of space so I can come back sometime.

Newton said that she falls out in the exploson and nobody knows where she is. However, she added when it came to filming the scene, it was a huge set-piece to create.

She added, “But I remembered at the time thinking, ‘This is a big, big mistake’ – not because of me, not because I wanted to come back. You don’t kill off the first Black woman to ever have a real role in a Star Wars movie. Like, are you f--king joking?”