Some actors gleefully dive into new Star Wars projects having been fans themselves for decades. Indira Varma is not one of them.
Oh, she’s excited. But when speaking about her experience working on the Obi-Wan Kenobi show so far, the Game of Thrones actor admitted she’s not as well-versed in the ins and outs of a galaxy far, far away as some of her co-stars might be. We don’t blame her. There’s a lot to unpack.
“It’s all new to me and really embarrassing,” she told Metro. “I keep getting called out on stuff but I did play Princess Leia in the playground when I was six without having seen it.”
Though we don’t know who Varma will portray in the Disney+-exclusive mini-series, IMDb reports she will appear in only one episode. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will reprise their roles from Revenge of the Sith (though Christensen will presumably play Vader for more than just a few minutes this time) along with Joel Edgerton (Owen) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru).
Thankfully, Varma isn’t the only one new to the Star Wars scene on this set. Kumail Nanjiani may be an up-and-coming Marvel superhero, but to us, the fact that he’s also going to be in a Star Wars project is ever so slightly more intriguing.
Just because Varma doesn’t know all the details, however, doesn’t mean she hasn’t done at least a little homework to prepare for her appearance. Hey – you have to start somewhere.
“I’ve watched all the old ones now but I wouldn’t say I’m up to speed,” Varma said. “I’m still not sure what order they all go in.”
Depending on who you ask, maybe none of us are sure. But that’s beside the point. Hopefully, by the time the show releases, she’ll have just a little bit more lore to speak to. Especially about her character… whoever that might be.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.