Diversity highlighted at 'Star Wars' world premiere

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has held its grand premiere in Los Angeles with numbers of stormtroopers, celebrities and fans in costumes.

Director-producer JJ Abrams was joined by Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and newcomers John Boyega and Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet.

Abrams says he is most proud of his film's diverse cast. "It was also really important for me that we cast the movie the way the world looks and that we didn't write the parts to look any particular way. When we found actors like John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, obviously Daisy Ridley, it was just, it felt like a more fair and balanced cast."

Harrison Ford echoed the remarks, saying the cast simply reflects the diversity of the "Star Wars" universe.

The film also introduced some strong female characters.

"Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie says she's thrilled to play one of franchise's first female villains. "I think that people, our studios and content creators are listening to the fact that people want to see a more representative reflection of their society on their screens. And to me it just seems logical. Long may it continue!"

The plot of the film is still cloaked in secrecy.

However, reviews have come back good after the premiere.

BuzzFeed film reporter Adam B Vary says the movie is "100% Star Wars," while LA Times film writer Rebecca Keegan wrote that the film is what the fans are looking for.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will open in North America on Friday.

It will open in Chinese theatres on January 9th.

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