Shailene Woodley wants to work in 'Star Wars' films

Los Angeles, May 7 (PTI) Actor Shailene Woodley says as a childhood fan of the 'Star Wars' films, she would love to star in a lead role in the forthcoming movies of the cult sci-fi franchise.

The 'Big Little Lies' star revealed she would go by the name 'Leia' after series veteran Carrie Fisher's iconic character in her kindergarten days.

'I - as a child in kindergarten - refused to go by my name. People had to call me Leia...

'If the opportunity to be a lead in a 'Star Wars' film came around, listen - I wouldn't say no,' Woodley said in a 'Conan At Home' episode.

The 28-year-old actor added it would also be 'very cool to be an extra' in these films.

Recently, 'Jojo Rabbit' director Taika Waititi was tapped to helm and co-write a new 'Star Wars' movie. PTI RDS RB RB