- "It was a pleasure working with everyone, especially the epic CFX team."
- ―Charlotte Louise about Solo: A Star Wars Story
Charlotte Louise Baker, known professionally as Charlotte Louise, is a British actress, puppeteer, and model. She has worked on several Star Wars projects, beginning with the 2016 Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Louise portrayed Margo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, along with a minor appearance as a Twi'lek female. In 2019, she portrayed Lazu Lirona and Charlu Sisi in Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.
- "Star Wars allows me to play such a variety of interesting, beautiful creatures, for example Margo. Margo does not have long, flowing locks of hair, nor does she have smooth, blemish free skin, but she is beautiful and powerful regardless."
- ―Charlotte Louise
Charlotte Louise Baker was born on October 27, 1991, and lives in London, England. In her adult life, Louise regularly traveled to London for acting and modeling jobs, which led up to her roles in Star Wars films.
In 2016, she did puppeteer work for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, though uncredited. The next year, Louise did puppeteer work for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. She auditioned for the film without knowing what it was, due to the high levels of security involved. Neal Scanlan was at the audition, and Louise became excited, then realizing it was a Star Wars film. After a costume fitting and plaster cast for her costume, Louise was cast as an orange-skinned alien, which appeared on Canto Bight. Louise was thrilled to have gotten the part, having been a longtime Star Wars fan.
In 2018, she played the role of Margo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She was cast for the role after the completion of The Last Jedi. While she was originally hesitant about portraying Margo because of the plaster costume, she found it easy to adapt once the process started. She enjoyed working with the CFX team on the film's set, finding them like a second family.
Louise received dialect training under Andrew Jack for the role, because Margo had an alien dialect. Louise also participated in movement rehearsals for the film, to master Margo's graceful movements. The prosthetic costume for the role took around five and a half hours to put on. Louise also portrayed four other minor characters in the film, including two Twi'lek females. For the Twi'lek she portrayed on a jungle world, she participated in cast sabacc lessons.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Last Jedi (2017)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 On April 24, 2020, Charlotte Louise's Spotlight profile noted that she was 29 years old. Charlotte Louise's birthday. Charlotte Louise (October 27, 2017, 12:00 pm). Retrieved on July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm. "🎊🎈🎈It's my Birthday! 🎈🎈🎊Heading down to Cornwall with my Danish to see my family and fur babies!! Photography by @ashmartinphoto Hair by @lreganhair Styling by @bernard.connolly Makeup by @etonguex" (screenshot) establishes her birthday to be October 27th, meaning her year of birth can be dated as 1991.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Interesting Podcast Ep.58 (Charlotte Louise). "[Around 12:55] So originally I grew up in Surrey, and then my mom was from Pekam"
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 Spotlight - Charlotte Louise. Spotlight. Archived from the original on June 24, 2018. Retrieved on June 24, 2018.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode VII The Last Jedi credits
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story credits
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Charlotte Louise The Rise of Skywalker character reveal. Charlotte Louise Baker (December 20, 2019). Retrieved on December 20, 2019. "So proud to share my creature (LAZU LIRONA) from 🅁🄸🅂🄴 🄾🄵 🅂🄺🅈🅆🄰🄻🄺🄴🅁" (archive copy)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 The Interesting Podcast Ep.58 (Charlotte Louise). "12:55"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Charlotte Louise SOLO: A Star Wars Story Interview – Margo. The Cloud Riders (2018-06-29). Archived from the original on July 18, 2018.
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- ↑ Mandy Network - Charlotte Louise. Mandy Network. Archived from the original on June 23, 2018. Retrieved on June 24, 2018.
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- ↑ 12.0 12.1