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Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“The Acolyte”: Carrie-Anne Moss in the TV series. This role was her dream

Carrie-Anne Moss was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. For years by many viewers She is associated as Trinity from “The Matrix”, however, over the years she has appeared in dozens of productions of various genres – both film and television. Interestingly, At the beginning, she did not associate her future with acting.

After graduating from high school, Carrie-Anne Moss decided to become a model. Her photos began to appear on the covers of popular magazines. She traveled a lot and worked in Toronto, Spain and Japan. While she was in Barcelona, ​​she was offered to star in the series “Dark Justice”. She liked acting so much that she abandoned her modeling career, she moved to the USA and enrolled in a course organized by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

To gain experience, she accepted all the roles she was offered. She played, among others, in a 13-episode series with a significant title – “The Matrix” directed by Mario Azzopardi and Bill Corcoran and in the production “To the South”, also popular in Poland (for her role in it, in 1996, she was nominated for a Gemini Award).

On the big screen, we saw her in films such as “The Soft Kill” by Eli Cohen (1994), “Terrified” (1995) by James Merendino and “Sabotage” (1996) by Tibor Takacs. Her greatest success was, of course, “The Matrix” directed by the Wachowski sisters. It immediately became an icon of science fiction cinema, even though the subsequent parts of the trilogy were not as delighted by viewers and critics like the first installment of the series. However, together with Keanu Reeves, she returned to the iconic role in the film “The Matrix: Resurrection” (2021).

Over the years, the actress also appeared in such productions as “Niepokój” (2007), “Fireflies in the Garden” (2008), “Bez Rules” (2010). We also saw her more and more often in TV series – she played the role of Jeri Hogarth in episodes of “Jessica Jones”, Daredevil”, “Iron Fist”, “The Defenders”. She played the main role in the series “Wisting”. During her career, she also lent her voice heroines of computer games – “Mass Effect” and Horizon: Forbidden West. Now he returns to the episodic story in a new production from the “Star Wars” universe.

The action of “Star Wars: Acolyte” begins one hundred years before the events of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” It will tell the story of a former Padawan who, together with her former master, tries to solve the mystery of mysterious crimes. It turns out that there are sinister forces behind them.

New Disney+ series has great potential to become something original in the popular series and film world of “Star Wars”. “Andor” and “Ahsoka” met viewers' expectations much more than “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. “The Acolyte”, a production in which events from the period of the Great Republic will be presented – i.e. those that took place a hundred years before “The Phantom Menace”, can offer creators a lot of space to tell new stories, and a lot of good entertainment for the viewers. Although the premiere of the first season of the series is scheduled for June 5, the series' showrunner, Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”), plans to produce at least three seasons.

In “The Acolyte” by Carrie-Anne Moss plays Indara, a Jedi master. As Headland revealed in an interview with Empire magazine, Moss's character is very much inspired by Trinity. The actress herself was excited to get this role and add it to her filmography.

In an interview published in the above-mentioned Empire, Moss explained how she got the role.

“My husband and children watch all the Star Wars series. I was climbing the stairs to put away the laundry when, during one viewing, my husband shouts at me that I should star in one of these productions. I got an offer to play in 'The Acolyte' literally two weeks later” says Moss.

“I immediately asked when I was starting. I was absolutely thrilled to be in 'Star Wars' (…) I almost forgot how much I love action. I love challenges.”

Premiere scheduled for June 5 on Disney+.