It was a bit shocking when J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm announced that we were only getting one new female cast member (Daisy Ridley) for Star Wars: Episode VII. This led to some backlash, and it seems like Abrams and crew are actually adding more ladies to the cast. LatinoReview has caught-word that British actress Katie Jarvis is one of two new ladies possibly joining the production. Jarvis is best known for the 2009 British film Fish Tank starring opposite Michael Fassbender.
They also re-affirm previously rumored Oxford unknown Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who had been linked to the possible Kenobi female role. We had heard from BadassDigest that Sophie Turner (Game Of Thrones) was also in the mix. Let's keep in mind their have been many casting rumors, and not every single one has turned-out. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) had taken a meeting with Abrams, but it's unknown if she'll take a role either.
UPDATE! TrackingBoard is confirming the addition of actresses Katie Jarvis and Maisie Richard-Sellers to the cast.