Obi-Wan Kenobi star Indira Varma says the upcoming Star Wars series felt like an independent film on set.
The highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series is deep into principal photography with its star-studded cast. Not much from the series has been unveiled, but set photos did offer a glimpse at Indira Varma’s character, who appears to be an Imperial officer. The Game of Thrones actress recently caught up with Metro News and talked about what it’s like on the Star Wars set:
“It’s such a beast, like an octopus that needs wrangling but I’m having a brilliant time. Obviously, I can’t say anything about any of it but director Deborah Chow and Ewan on the acting side have somehow made it feel like an independent movie. Everyone has input, there are no fraying tempers.”
Indira Varma also admitted that she wasn’t too familiar with the Star Wars universe before diving into Obi-Wan Kenobi:
“It’s all new to me and really embarrassing. I keep getting called out on stuff but I did play Princess Leia in the playground when I was six without having seen it – I had long plaits so I could do the hair. I’ve watched all the old ones now but I wouldn’t say I’m up to speed. I’m still not sure what order they all go in.”
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been described as a special event series for Disney Plus, and details on the upcoming Star Wars series are being hidden away on Tatooine. Still, we do know the series will feature a rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before their final confrontation in A New Hope.
Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
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Source: Metro News