The actress who plays Mon Mothma in the new Disney+ Star Wars series Andor said her performance was inspired by real-world female politicians, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Liz Cheney (R-WY).
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Irish actress Genevieve O’Reilly said she was also inspired by former German chancellor Angela Merkel.
“I did look to female leaders around the world to remind myself of what those women are fighting for, and… to see how they navigate a still very male-dominated world,” she said. “All those women have moments and very public moments that we’ve seen recently where they’ve had to stand up for themselves.”
The politicians O’Reilly cited are notable for their virulent hostility to former President Donald Trump. After orchestrating the January 6 show trial, Liz Cheney lost her bid for re-election during the recent Wyoming primaries, falling to Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Harriet Hageman…. (Read more)