THE ACOLYTE star Lee Jun-jae says Qui-Gon Jinn inspired his portrayal of Jedi Master Sol

The Acolyte star Lee Jung Jae (Squid game) recently talked about his character in the Jedi Master Sol series and revealed how he was influenced by it Liam Neesonit’s Qui-Gon Jinn when he plays the character.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jun-jae said, “I didn’t really want to be influenced by anything outside of Star Wars world. I have certainly been inspired by many of the Jedi Masters of the past and the wonderful actors who played them.”

He went on to say that “one of my favorite characters was Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson. I really tried to find the connective tissue between him and my character, Master Sol.”

It’s not hard to tell when you watch Jun-Lae play her character. This is actually his first performance in the English language and he had to learn to speak it before filming.

Speaking about his character, the actor explained: “He’s a Jedi master, but the more I saw the script, I realized there were more humanistic elements to him.

“His emotions are constantly in flux. Also, when she’s in battle, she really feels that element of fear. And I think that for this reason she really created an extremely humanistic Sol.

“And he did it with the other characters too: they all embody such a diversity of emotions, just like normal people. And in every character you see these elements very clearly.”

The Acolyte 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.

Amanda Steinberg plays a former Padawan and a dangerous warrior who hunts and kills Jedi. In the story, “An investigation into a shocking crime wave pits a respected Jedi Master 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 Acolyte will consist of eight episodes and recently premiered on Disney+, so you can start watching now!

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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