Fresh from her appearance on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, Florence Welch is rumoured to be extending her cinematic ambitions by taking on a role in the new Star Wars film. Directed by J.J. Abrams (and set to be released in 2015) an 'insider' said: “(Florence) has done some acting but it was her singing on stage that initially caught the eye. Almost every actress in Hollywood wants a role in the new movies but we are keen to cast people who are unexpected. Florence is being considered for a major part that would turn her into an A-list actress overnight." Nice. But who could she play?
1) Princess Leia
Although Carrie Fisher is rumoured to be returning to her most iconic role, they still need someone to play her younger self in flashback, right? Who else could they possibly get? *Taps fingers on desk* Well, Florence of course! The way she leaps about onstage makes us think she could probably wield an intergalactic pistol with knowing precision. And she’s got the hair to recreate Leia’s infamous donut 'do.
2) Princess Leia’s... Sister?
Or failing that, perhaps Flo could play the long lost sibling of Anakin and Padme. Imagine the shock that would ensue in the Galactic Republic if Florence Skywalker rocked up,
3) A Performer In Chalmum’s Cantina
Who better to cover the ‘Cantina Song’ than Florence? She could add her typically pounding vocals to the track as she performs it in the Tatooine bar, flanked by Figrin D’an, Modal Nodes and some alien type backing singers.
4) Mrs Chewbacca
As a singer of some considerable height (5ft 9”) she would be a natural fit for one of the tall, tree people. And not just one of them, what about being Mrs Actual Chewbacca? OK, the costume department may have to work on the hairy bit, but just imagine the potential comedy scenes that could unfold between Mr and Mrs Chewy; shopping for bathroom tiles, arguing about what to have for dinner or which type of wroshyr trees to nestle in for the night. Her Dog-gy Days would not be over.
5) A Singing Stormtrooper
Well, why not?