The new Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ marks Ewan McGregor’s return to the hugely popular franchise as the titular Jedi master, and over the coming weeks will fill viewers in on how he spent his time on Tatooine between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. This missing chapter in Star Wars lore has already got off to a lightspeed start, bringing back characters from the prequel trilogy like Senator Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits), and introducing younger versions of Luke and Leia at a much earlier point in their story.
One of the most notable new additions is Reva, the Jedi hunter played by Moses Ingram. The “Third Sister” of the Inquisitors made one hell of an entrance in the first episode, and if her role in episode two is anything to go by, she will continue to be one of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s primary adversaries throughout the series, perhaps second only to Darth Vader himself.
And if you found yourself watching Obi-Wan Kenobi and thinking that this black-clad, hot-tempered Inquisitor looked familiar, trust us: you aren’t the only one.
Where do I know Moses Ingram from?
Prior to being cast as Third Sister Reva in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ingram was best known for her role in another phenomenally popular streaming series: Netflix’s hit 2020 chess drama The Queen’s Gambit.
Ingram portrayed Jolene, one of the only friends that protagonist Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) had while growing up in Methuen Home for Girls. After Beth was adopted and moved in with new parents, it looked like we’d seen the last of the Home and that Jolene’s part in the story was over, but the character made a surprise return in the final moments of the penultimate episode, and featured prominently in the finale.
Among the show’s many accolades, Ingram was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. She was also named one of ten actors to watch in 2021 by Variety magazine.
In addition to streaming TV, Ingram has also had roles in a couple of big screen movies, starring opposite Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as Lady Macduff in 2021’s The Tragedy of Macbeth and playing Yahya Abdul Mateen II’s wife Amy in this year’s Michael Bay action thriller Ambulance.
The role of Reva in Obi-Wan Kenobi marks Ingram’s arguably biggest part to date. Anticipating the unfortunate possibility that as a Black actress she may encounter prejudice from regressive corners of the fandom following the harassment faced by John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran, the official Star Wars Twitter account recently posted a message welcoming Ingram to the franchise and urging fans to do the same.
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