New photos and details from STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE on Dafne Keen’s Jedi character, Jecki Lon

Some new photos have surfaced for the next one Star Wars series The Acolyteand offer a first look at Dafne Keen’s Padawan character, Jecki Lon.

Jecki Lon is the Padawan of By Lee Jung Jae Jedi Master Sol in the series and when it comes to casting Keen for this role, the creator of the series Leslye Promontory he said: “We have to get Dafne, period. I just wanted to see X23 with a lightsaber in his hand. This has to happen.”

During an interview with EW, Keen offered some details about the character he plays, saying, “Well, I’m very excited that we know his name now, because it’s been secret for so long. And I’m very happy to say that she is an alien, a Padawan and a Jedi.

Keen continues, “He’s a mixed species: part Theelin, part human. She’s very nice and I have some really cool lightsaber fights. I really love her. She’s a great character and it was really fun to play. I’m very excited that the trailer is out. I was buzzing for days.

The actress then talks about Jecki’ Lon’s relationship with Jedi Master Sol: “I would say she’s a very devoted Padawan. She’s definitely in awe of her in a very sweet way. She has an absolute vision of him in a way that I think they have a very sweet relationship with, but she’s much more aware of the difference in authority than, say, Obi-Wan and Anakin. She’s very like, ‘No, he’s the master and I’m the Padawan and he’s perfect. And everything he says, I have to follow to the letter.’”

He also talked about how the character’s design and the makeup he had to wear influenced how he played the character. Keen said: “She completely changed the way I moved. She also completely changed the character. When I read the script, I had an idea of ​​what I was going to do, and she completely changed it in a way that I think is a lot more interesting than I thought.

She continued: “I thought she was going to be really methodical and cold and calculated, and then as soon as I put that makeup on, she became much more methodical and perfectionistic and very successful, but with much more ingenuity and a curiosity and a real love for the job that is being a Jedi.

Keen continued to share, “Which was really interesting because I’m someone who wiggles my eyebrows a lot and not having eyebrows completely changes the expression on your face. And not having eyebrows gave me a softer look, which in a way completely changed the character.

The story is described as “a mystery thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” The High Republic is set 100 years before the start of the Skywalker Saga.

In The Acolyte, “An investigation into a shocking crime wave pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Stenberg). As new clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal that all is not what it seems….”

The series is also the protagonist Squid game‘S Lee Jung Jae plays the Jedi Master, Manny Giacinto, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss, Margherita Levieva, Joonas SuotamoE Amy Tsang.

Stenberg previously spoke about the series, saying: “In the context of Star Wars universe, it is a moment of great peace, in theory. It is also the time of an institution, and it is a time in which the conceptions around the Force are very rigid. And I think what we’re trying to explore within our show is when an institution has a singular conception of how power can be used… we try to provide many different perspectives and answers to that question. The idea is to honor the Star Wars ethos and ideas about the Force and also challenge them, hopefully in a harmonious way.”

Showrunner Leslye Promontory he has already stated this previously The Acolyte will devote a lot of screen time to the “antagonists” and described it as “Frozen meet Kill Bill.” He shared that the story will be told from the villains’ point of view and is set between the High Republic and the beginning of the prequel trilogy, “because that’s where the villains are outnumbered.”

The series is described as a “spiritual war” and includes conflicts between siblings and parents, as well as a conflict between a master and an apprentice. It was reiterated that the project is very inspired by samurai films. It is said to focus on the emergence of the Sith, a group of Dark Jedi determined to conquer the galaxy. The term “acolyte” was used in Star Wars universe to describe the soldiers of the powerful Sith Lords.

The Acolyte will have eight episodes total, with Headland, Garcia Lopez and Kogonada directing the series’ episodes. The premiere is scheduled for June 4, 2024 on Disney+. See the photos below.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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