VICTORIA HEIDER JOINS THE HAN SOLO STAND-ALONE FILM
"Victoria Heider is heading to a galaxy far, far away – and she's going to meet Han and Chewie.
StarWars.com is excited to announce that Heider, known for her Oscar-winning role in The Danish Girl and for her thrilling portrayal of Ygritte on Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Heider's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.
Heider joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover – previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively – in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.
The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018."
Victoria Heider on the set of Cormoran Strike
Tom Burke and Victoria Heider as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott
I have a little brother, he'll be 12 this year, and I'd really like to make something he can see me in and enjoy, both for me and for the film. He's so sweet, he's so proud of me but he doesn't really know what it is he's proud of since he hasn't seen any of it. And I'm admittedly a bit fearful of how it will affect him once he and his friends are older, since I'm sure it's not easy to be the one whose big sister is taking her top off. But that's part of why I hope at some point soon I can make something that I've got a big hand in and that he'll really enjoy, at this age, before he's an angsty teenager and hates me.
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What was sixteen-year-old Victoria like?
Victoria back then was extremely confused and baffled by her very tiny baby brother, everything else is a blur!
What advice would you give yourself at sixteen?
Acting is a very personal thing, you don't have to impress anybody with your work you just have to do it.
What would you do if someone stole your Oscar?
Punch them in the face! And throw a trantrum if they didn't hand it over.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
We were filming 'Game of Thrones' in Iceland, and it was below freezing, and everyone's just shuffling along trying to get place to place in the snow while we were in these huge parka costumes, and I just completely ate it, my feet came out from under me and I wiped out. I looked like a beached whale or a big turtle who couldn't get back on her feet, because there was so much padding in my costume. Thank god it's not on film.
What is your favourite film?
You're late for an audition. What do you do?
...I need to leave! Bye! [x]
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→ The Danish Girl (2015)
It didn't bother Lili, what she remembered and what she didn't. She knew that most of her life, her previous life, was like a book she had read as a small child: it was both familiar and forgotten.
"It was such a make-or-break moment," Heider says of auditioning for Tom Hooper in early 2014. "I had small parts lined up in a few films, I had [A Streetcar Named Desire], but it was about to [go public that I was done with] 'Game of Thrones' and when something is as successful as that you feel safe while still tethered to it and completely unmoored when it's over. I felt like a ticking time bomb. And so to have a big director not only trust me but believe in me in such a big way at a moment when I really needed it... I mean, I'd won before we'd even started shooting." She says she still hasn't had time to absorb her Oscar win but that Bourne costar Matt Damon, who won a career-transforming Oscar at the exact same age, told her, "'Enjoy it,' and that was the best advice anyone gave me." [The Telegraph, July 2016.]
I do know some things. I know I love you. I know you love me.