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Andor isn’t just a show about a dangerously sexy rebel agent who will accomplish the mission at any cost. In the first seven episodes, it widened the scope outward to show the inner workings of the Imperial Intelligence Bureau, the dark anti-Imperial operations of Stellan Skarsgård, and – arguably the most successful – the enormous pressure that My Mothma by Genevieve O’Reilly.
Prior to Andor, Mon Mothma was not a particularly deep character. Now, audiences are starting to understand just how much of a stake she is in as she battles the Empire while dealing with informants from her staff and her own Imperial sympathetic family. This led to some incredible scenes, the highlight being the recent episode’s cocktail party in which she subtly tested whether an old friend could be trusted.
O’Reilly has done such a good job that fans are clamoring for awards season recognition:
We agree, and we are still amazed that Andor has made Corusant’s upper-class dinners more exciting than Obi Wan Kenobilightsaber fights. The answers point to exemplary writing:
Others point out that O’Reilly has been playing this role for Revenge of the Sithalthough it was cut from this film:
Her performance in episode seven also blew us away:
And, after first being introduced to her in the original trilogy, we finally see Mon Mothma shine:
Expect O’Reilly’s Mon Mothma to Play a Role Throughout Andor, although a recent interview indicates that there are painful choices ahead of him. We now know that she’s committed to direct action against the Empire, which will inevitably pit her against her own family and ultimately destroy her career, so expect many more gripping scenes to come.
Andor airs Wednesdays on Disney Plus.