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Casting Call - Jaina Solo

The Winner for Jaina Solo is ...

Lacey Chabert

Lost In Space, Party Of Five (TV)


The person who plays Jaina Solo ideally needs to be able to pass for a teenager between 14 and 16. A naturally beautiful (just look at her parents), fiesty, physically fit young lady. We've got to believe that this girl could wield a light saber after all. It would also help if she was a good actress who wasn't too famous.


Here are some Jaina Solo facts taken from the Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia:

  • Born on Coruscant in 28 NE
  • 5 minutes older than twin brother Jacen
  • Force is equally strong with her
  • Good with mechanics like her dad
  • Attends Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy on Yavin 4 at the age of 14
  • Creates a lightsaber of violet light while studying there
  • Later trained with Mara Jade (after Mara's marriage to Luke, when Luke began moving the new Jedi Knights back to the pre-Empire style of teaching)
  • Real student of the Force (Feels that Leia doesn't take it seriously enough, as if it's a toy. Finds it difficult being around her when practicing)


Here's a section from R.A. Salvatore's Vector Prime with an apt description of Jaina Solo:
"Jaina, sixteen years old, but with the mature and calm demeanor of a veteran pilot. Jaina looked a lot like Leia, with long dark hair and brown eyes contrasting sharply with her smooth and creamy skin. Indeed, Leia saw much of herself in the girl - no, not girl, Leia corrected her own thoughts, but woman. That same sparkle behind her brown eyes, mischievous, adventurous, determined."


If you don't like our choices, or you have any interesting trivia on the candidates that can be included in the comments, let us know in this Jedi Council Forum Thread or email us at castingcall@theforce.net

Casting Call - Final Results

Who do you think would make the best Jaina Solo?

Meghan Ory (123) 18%
Danielle Fishell (13) 1%
Isla Fisher (76) 11%
Michelle Tractenberg (36) 5%
Lacey Chabert (218) 33%
Scarlett Johansson (19) 2%
Liesel Matthews (144) 21%
Jena Malone (26) 3%

655 Total Votes

The Candidates
Name: Isla Fisher
DOB: 03.02.76
Filmography: Home & Away (TV)
Comments: Australian (Lucas likes to cast local talent). Looks a bit like Leia.
Name: Meghan Ory
DOB: ??.11.??
Filmography: Higher Ground (TV)
Comments: From the same talent pool as Hayden Christensen.
Name: Lacey Chabert
DOB: 30.09.82
Filmography: Lost In Space, Party Of Five (TV)
Comments: Already has experience of playing a teenager in a sci-fi movie (Lost In Space).
Name: Liesel Matthews
DOB: 14.03.84
Filmography: Air Force One, A Little Princess
Comments: This would be the second time she'd be playing Harrison Ford's daughter.
Name: Scarlett Johansson
DOB: 22.11.84
Filmography: Horse Whisperer, Home Alone 3
Name: Jena Malone
DOB: 21.11.82
Filmography: Stepmom, Contact
Comments: She played the young Jodie Foster in sci-fi movie Contact.
Name: Michelle Tractenberg
DOB: 11.10.85
Filmography: Inspector Gadget, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV)
Name: Danielle Fishel
DOB: 05.05.81
Filmography: Boy Meets World (TV)
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