Andor’s Genevieve O’Reilly Discusses What Mon Mothma Has Been Up To Between Revenge Of The Sith And The New Star Wars Series

Genevieve O'Reilly on Andor

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Warning: looters for the very first 4 Andor episodes are in advance!

There have actually been a lot of circumstances where personalities included in Star Wars movies aren’t vital at once, however they end up being significant gamers in the future in the franchise business. For instance, Caroline Blakiston just had a quick talking component as Mon Mothma in Return of the Jedi, and also Genevieve O’Reilly’s talking scenes as the personality in Revenge of the Sith wound up being reduced. Fortunately for O’Reilly, she was reminded repeat Mon Mothma in Rogue One and also Star Wars Rebels, and also currently she’s back once again for the critically well-received Andor, which can be streamed with a Disney+ subscription. With 4 episodes down in Andor’s very first period, O’Reilly reviewed what the more youthful Mon has actually depended on in between the final thought of the Prequel Trilogy and also this brand-new Star Wars collection.

Andor happens 5 years prior to the occasions of Rogue One (which happens right prior to A New Hope), and also hence around 15 years after Revenge of the Sith. In Mon Mothma’s removed scene from Revenge of the Sith, she states “We are not Separatists trying to leave the Republic. We are loyalists trying to preserve democracy in the Republic.” So when Genevieve O’Reilly (who loves Star Wars fans and their theories) dropped in EW’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast, she was asked if this is generally what her personality has actually depended on considering that Palpatine transformed the Republic right into the Galactic Empire after The Clone Wars finished. The starlet reacted:

I assume so. I assume she has actually been a female that truly relies on diplomacy, truly relies on the power of an autonomous chamber, for everybody to have a voice. I think, with the infringement of Empire and also Palpatine, she has actually thought that she can still impact adjustment from within. That she can make a distinction, that chambers of parliament, for desire of a far better word, can reproduce allies, and also can develop efficient resistance, diplomatically. I assume when we fulfill her in Andor, she goes to completion of that line.


During Andor, Mon Mothma is still executing her senatorial obligations in the Empire while secret helping resistance initiatives versus the Empire. As Genevieve O’Reilly kept in mind, at this phase of her life, Mon goes to completion of her rope with attempting to bring guarantee freedom can endure within the Empire via legit approaches. Unfortunately, points are rather grim in this part of the Star Wars timeline, and also we understand at some point Mon will leave behind her government work and also turn into one of the Rebel Alliance’s most prominent figureheads, as seen in Rogue One, Rebels and also Return of the Jedi. We likewise understand that the Imperial Senate is liquified by the time A New Hope unravels.

We rejoined with Mon Mothma in the Andor episode “Aldhani,” where she initially met Stellan Skarsgård’s Luthen Rael on Coruscant to quietly review her having difficulty getting the cash to money his goals versus the Empire. We likewise captured a bit of Mon’s dissatisfied marital relationship with Alastair Mackenzie’s Perrin Fertha, that’s likewise a participant of the Imperial Senate, however has no concern with fraternizing high-level numbers within the Empire beyond job. There are 8 episodes entrusted to enter Andor Season 1, and also though Genevieve O’Reilly clearly didn’t go down any type of details looters regarding what’s in advance for her personality, she did tease that Mon “perhaps, might make compromising choices that we haven’t seen before.”

New episodes of Andor decline Wednesdays on Disney+, and also it’s currently been verified that the Star Wars show is getting a second season that will certainly introduce Rogue One. Keep your eyes peeled off for even more significant updates worrying the franchise business embeded in a galaxy much, far.

Adam Holmes


Adam HolmesSenior Content Producer

Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse and also Doctor Who tradition. He’s conscious he appears like Harry Potter and also Clark Kent.



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