In a spotlight piece posted on Vanity Fair, actress Naomi Ackie talks about her time auditioning for her role 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 more. Check out the intro to VF’s article copied below (assuming of course you’ve already seen The Rise of Skywalker) and then take the supplied source link for the full read.
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In the film, Ackie’s character is a cape-wearing, horse-riding resistance fighter living on an oceanic planet, doing whatever she can to help main trio Finn, Poe, and Rey fend off the dark side. Before landing the role, Ackie was best known for dramatic turns as the perpetually wide-eyed Anna in Lady Macbeth and the vengeful Bonnie in the Netflix series The End of the F*ing World. She’s been acting, however, since she was 11, studying at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to hone her craft. When she landed her Star Wars role at the age 26, she was still living at home with her dad, working the freelance life of an up-and-coming London actor.