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Star Wars: Dafne Keen Is Completely Unrecognizable On The Acolyte

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“The Acolyte” steps away from the main timeline of the Skywalker Saga, offering a story entrenched within the High Republic era. Dafne Keen gets to embody a brand new character, a Padawan to Jedi Master Sol, played by “Squid Game” star Lee Jung-jae. Together, they embark on an investigation with sinister machinations at its center involving a powerful figure from Sol’s past, Mae (Amandla Stenberg). And the makeup and prosthetics Keen had to wear actually informed the direction in which she took the character.

The actor elaborated, “I thought she was going to be really methodical and cold and calculated, and then as soon as I was in that makeup, she became much more still methodical and a perfectionist and high achiever, but with much more of an ingenuity and a curiosity and a true love for the craft that is being a Jedi.” On top of that, Keen mentioned not having as much free rein with her eyebrows, which altered the expressions she could do and provided a “sweeter appearance.”

It sounds like Keen had a lot of leeway to flesh out the character in ways she saw fit. She also spoke with Entertainment Weekly about collaborating with “The Acolyte” showrunner Leslye Headland about what the role required: “Ultimately [Headland] was very good at being like, ‘This is what I know for a fact, and then I’m going to give you space to think about what you want for your character.'” With an intriguing plot and amazing actors like Keen in the cast, it’s no wonder “The Acolyte” will likely be a 2024 TV show that blows everyone away.

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