Revealing Jedi Master Indara: A Sneak Peek at Carrie Anne-Moss’ Character with Showrunner Headland Discussing the Inspirations

Disney's 'The Acolyte', a New 'Star Wars' Series, Releases First Trailer!

A few weeks back, the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ dropped, giving us a glimpse of the setting and characters. While the plot remains largely mysterious, fans are buzzing with excitement over its High Republic Era backdrop, a first for live-action. Apart from the setting, what really piques interest are the characters. Headland mentioned that while some are new creations, others like Vernerstra Rwoh are lifted right from the books.

In a recent interview with Empire, Leslye Headland, the creator of the show, talked about a thrilling character, Jedi Master Indara. Carrie Anne-Moss will bring Indara to life in the upcoming series. It’s worth noting that Anne-Moss is best known for her role as Trinity in ‘The Matrix’ franchise. Not surprisingly, Headland shared that this was the inspiration behind Indara in ‘Acolyte’ too.

She is very much inspired by Trinity. If it means Star Wars fans see Indara as ‘Trinity with a lightsaber’, that’s the intended effect. I personally wanted to see someone who had the highest status you could imagine in a Force-fu fight – somebody that would come in and you immediately would be like, ‘Oh, that’s the most powerful Jedi in the room.’ And that’s Trinity.

Moss also expressed her immense joy in accepting this role.

Within my soul and my spirit, to get to play this Jedi Master and train for the fight was [an] amazing experience. A part of me forgot how much I love action. I love it. It’s hard. But I was just really thrilled that I could do it, and I wanted to do it well. ‘Gimme another take! Gimme another take! Whatever dark side force is rising in The Acolyte: dodge this.

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The series will comprise 8 episodes and is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on June 4th. Want to share your thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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