In a highlight piece posted on Vanity Fair, actress Naomi Ackie talks about her time auditioning for her function in The Rise of Skywalker, the look of her character Jannah, her relationship with fellow actor John Boyega on set and on-screen with Finn, and extra. Take a look at the intro to VF’s article copied beneath (assuming in fact you’ve already seen The Rise of Skywalker) after which take the equipped supply hyperlink for the complete learn.
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Within the movie, Ackie’s character is a cape-wearing, horse-riding resistance fighter residing on an oceanic planet, doing no matter she will be able to to assist most important trio Finn, Poe, and Rey fend off the darkish aspect. Earlier than touchdown the function, Ackie was greatest identified for dramatic turns because the perpetually wide-eyed Anna in Girl Macbeth and the vengeful Bonnie within the Netflix collection The Finish of the F*ing World. She’s been performing, nevertheless, since she was 11, learning on the Royal Central College of Speech and Drama to hone her craft. When she landed her Star Wars function on the age 26, she was nonetheless residing at residence together with her dad, working the freelance lifetime of an up-and-coming London actor.