And while Newton has played heroines like Tom Cruise's partner in Mission Impossible 2, it's her ability to play badass, lovely ladies that get her a lot of attention.
Details of Newton's character were being kept locked tight.
Alden Ehrenreich heads the cast as smuggler Solo, alongside Donald Glover, who will play a young version of Billy Dee Williams' smuggler character Lando Calrissian, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.
Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, is due at the end of this year and continues to be a huge talking point amongst movie-goers, as fans clamour for clues on what exactly will happen. The cast of the said Han Solo movie is clearly expanding when it has just been reported that another actress is being offered a role.
Newton is coming off of SAG and Golden Globe nominations for Westworld.
Russian runner banned, loses Olympic gold for doping
She was also seen in a 2014 German television documentary on Russia's doping, apparently admitting to taking banned substances. Russian runner Mariya Savinova was stripped of her Olympic gold medal from the 2012 Games in London on Friday for doping.
Newton is not the only TV star in talks for a role in the spin-off movie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag is also in negotiations to play a motion capture character.
Newton starred as the robotic host Maeve in Westworld.
As for Newton, she is a great match for Star Wars. She has also been a part of some prominent movies including, Mission: Impossible II, The Pursuit of Happyness, W., 2012 and Crash.