‘Star Wars’ lead actress ‘The Acolyte’ praises fandom


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Amandla Stenbergthe star of the next star wars spin-off series The Acolytepraised the fandom, as she must have missed the memo on how they tend to treat the cast and crew.

Set 100 years before The Phantom MenaceThe Acolyte is considered a female-centric High Republic story to extend the period that has been mostly untouched by modernity. star wars cannon. While little is known about who Stenberg plays, she’s eager to let fans know by giving gushing praise to the fandom.

Stenberg, in a discussion with The cuptalked about his role in the movie A24 Body Body Bodyalong with some Disney attorney-approved comments about his confirmed role in star wars and its relationship with the franchise. She says she was never a “hardcore nerd” but has since “lost” herself in the universe.

I had seen Star Wars, but I wasn’t a die-hard nerd. When I got this job, it became a license to lose myself completely in the Star Wars universe and never come out! It was really fun for me.

Elaborating on this point, she also praises the galaxy for being very fan-driven, giving credit to the fan base that “essentially created” star wars.

I can spend all my time in the Star Wars universe! It’s so awesome. I’m thinking of the Force, starships, and various species. I’m leaning into every detail of the lore that already exists, which has been so fun because, too, Star Wars is a user-generated universe. So Star Wars fans created Star Wars.

Perhaps most interesting is Stenberg’s description of the magnitude of the star wars the universe is, with her describing it as “thick” while praising the “collaborative” relationship between fans and the galaxy.

It is vast. She is thick. It’s this collaborative relationship between the fans and the universe itself to create this whole world. So yeah, I’m freaking out. It’s such a pleasure to have to be paid to lose myself for a long time in a space universe.

It’s important to note that the Star Wars fandom hasn’t entirely liked cast members in the past, especially with women of color. Moses Ingram saw intense racist bile sent to him after being in Obi Wan Kenobiand Kelly Marie Tran received similar treatment after The Last Jedi.

Hopefully fans have learned their lesson and Disney has learned how to better protect its stars. The Acolyte does not yet have a confirmed release window but will be a Disney Plus exclusive.

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