The two new cast members were found through an open casting call held late last year throughout the UK and US.
Crystal, is an American actress who was studying in Glasgow, Scotland and stars in the upcoming The Moon and the Sun with Pierce Brosnan and Kaya Scodelario. Pip is a British actor who took part in MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge in 2009.
βThe Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition,β Episode VII producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. βWe are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film.β
Crystal and Pip‘s roles have yet to be identified.