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"Obi-Wan Kenobi" Star Moses Ingram Is Able to Be the Villain

Moses Ingram did not develop up a Star Wars fanatic, however now she’s set to vary a galaxy far, distant perpetually. Ingram performs one of many main antagonists within the new Disney+ collection “Obi-Wan Kenobi”: the mysterious Reva.

“I wasn’t fully at the hours of darkness beginning,” Ingram tells POPSUGAR of her Star Wars data earlier than she signed onto the present, regardless that she hadn’t actually paid shut consideration to the movies earlier than. “I knew about Obi-Wan, I knew about Darth Vader, I had a lightsaber rising up. . . . I knew what an enormous deal Star Wars was.”

That data of Star Wars made it “unattainable to say no” when a job in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” got here alongside for the Emmy nominee. To organize for the function, she principally targeted on the three prequel films, which marked the primary time the connection between Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) was proven on display screen.

“You get assured in your physique and what your physique’s capable of do in spite of everything that coaching, and it simply feels actually nice.”

In “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Reva is an inquisitor. The inquisitors — former Jedi who’ve turned to the darkish facet and serve underneath Darth Vader to help the Empire — are first launched within the animated collection “Star Wars: Rebels,” so many followers may not be as conversant in this terrifying order. The group are intent on searching down and killing the galaxy’s remaining Jedi. Reva has not appeared in some other Star Wars media, so little or no is thought about her, and Ingram does not need to give an excessive amount of away earlier than the primary episodes premiere on Might 27. “I can let you know that she performs the offensive and she or he’s actually obsessed with what she does, and I believe that is the factor that comes by means of most about her,” she hints.

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“It is enjoyable to be dangerous,” she provides. “Notably that pink lightsaber, you recognize? You swing it previous your face, and it simply has a glow coming behind it. . . . It is simply actually cool.”

Moses Ingram as Reva using a red light saber in Obi-Wan Kenobi

After we ask Ingram to check Reva to a different well-known villain, she chooses an sudden one: “The Satan Wears Prada”‘s iconic Miranda Priestly. Extrapolating off that morsel of information, it appears Reva will likely be exacting, demanding, brutal, and, above all, effortlessly trendy. It is a new search for Star Wars’s darkish facet, which has been dominated by males in live-action films and reveals.

For Ingram, an enormous a part of entering into character for the collection was the coaching she needed to undergo. She defined that she began bodily making ready 4 months earlier than filming started. On prime of her exercises throughout manufacturing, she spent 9 months in intensive coaching. “You get assured in your physique and what your physique’s capable of do in spite of everything that coaching, and it simply feels actually nice,” she explains. “9 months of actually simply maintaining my physique in prime preventing form, as a result of that is what we have been doing, principally, was preventing and flipping and flying and every kind of issues.”

Ingram credit McGregor and Christensen with the joy followers have for “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” “They laid the muse for what we get to do in the present day,” she says of their affect. “I would not be right here doing this in the present day in the event that they hadn’t performed what they did. It is a useful expertise, with the ability to absorb all of their knowledge.” Ingram says that a part of the enjoyable is seeing how followers work together with the pair. “They imply a lot to so many individuals,” she provides.

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Regardless of “Obi-Wan Kenobi”‘s darkish themes — good and evil, trauma, and loss, to call a couple of — Ingram says she had an extremely enjoyable time on set. She explains, “There have been the casualties of the job like night time shoots and excessive warmth within the leather-based, however I depend all of it pleasure.”

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” premieres with two episodes on Disney+ on Might 27, with new episodes dropping weekly.