I would love to, if I was given the opportunity, to continue her story.

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: Polygon: Do you know what of your work it was that JJ Abrams saw that made him cast you? I loved playing Jannah. :

Rey : The word Jannah in Islam means heaven. Yet her character, reluctant stormtrooper-turned … It’s really cool. What? Rey : (A theory semi-confirmed by the film's visual dictionary.). I can take you there by water. The navigation tower has been deactivated. But, like in the best way. Lando Calrissian Deserters? You have to ask the big boys up top. : One of the new characters we'll be meeting in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is Jannah, played by newcomer Naomi Ackie.
Babu Frik? I don’t know. I don't even know how it happened. Filming & Production This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. : And Poe. How tricky is it to keep secrets? "I was really flattered by that," Ackie told ET's Ash Crossan. Have you seen the water? We laid our weapons down. They figured out what we're doing. Like in life, some secrets are easier to keep than others. To me coming into it, it felt super daunting, but also familiar. Not by choice. :


More than anything, I want to honor that tradition. Lando Calrissian What was it like seeing that for the first time? Jannah Are those actual horses in costumes? I trained to ride horses. That was something that he wanted to push and could have seen in me previously. : I can’t remember when I first saw the movies. Though, she says, her day-to-day hasn't changed that much. It brought me to Rey. I used to make like lightsabers when I was six in my garden.

All of us. But yeah, it’s kind from everything that’s around her, from her weapons to what she rides. I remember people telling me, “When you get a moment, stop. Jannah Or the choice. Rosario Dawson Talks ‘Star Wars’ Ahsoka Tano Fan Campaign. "Especially as a Black female character, that you could imagine her leading off on her own adventures and being the leader of her own choices and stories, that's something really to be celebrated. They’re incredible. Where are you from, General? That helped a huge amount and helped to explain how she’s important to the story and what it means going forward for both the film and and for the legacy of Star Wars. He said you were the last hope. The nav signal's coming from that command ship. "That's partially because I'm not walking around with a cape on, I think that helps.". You were First Order? "I think it's just the beginning. Release Dates I don't know. That depends. But a lot of it is real. The one we escaped in. During the panel, Ackie could barely contain her own excitement about joining a longstanding legacy that … Finn If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. But if it's just the fact that there are people out there who would like that, that's super flattering for me. The Force. Let's get that ship fixed. The one we were assigned to. Technical Specs, Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker.

Rise of Skywalker may be Naomi Ackie’s first big screen Star Wars role, but it’s not her first time playing in the Star Wars universe. Jannah Naomi Ackie: I don’t!

You know what I feel like? You’re fighting for this idea of a greater good. Weirdly, I used to make a bow and arrow. So we had horses. An instinct. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from.