STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Image Features Rebecca Henderson As High Republic Jedi Vernestra Rwoh

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Image Features Rebecca Henderson As High Republic Jedi Vernestra Rwoh STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Image Features Rebecca Henderson As High Republic Jedi Vernestra Rwoh

Lucasfilm (via Empire) has shared our best look yet at Russian Doll actress Rebecca Henderson as High Republic-era Jedi Master Vernestra "Vern" Rwoh...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 10, 2024 07:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: Via SFF Gazette

During last year's Star Wars Celebration, the news broke that Russian Doll actress Rebecca Henderson had joined the cast of The Acolyte as Star Wars: The High Republic character Vernestra “Vern” Rwoh.

In the High Republic novels, Vern was one of the youngest ever Jedi, and served as Padawan to Stellan Gios. The Mirialan warrior was completely devoted to the Jedi Order, but struggled to fit in with the adults while also setting a good example for the younger force-wielders.

Henderson will play a much older take on the character (116-years-old, to be exact), and, as you can see from Empire's new image below, she'll be sporting a very different look (whether she'll still don her unique whip-like lightsaber remains to be seen).

Check out the new still below, along with some previously-released images.

“I absolutely love Vernestra," showrunner Leslye Headland tells the mag. "You can tell, because I cast my wife!"

"[She's] been through some shit,” she adds. “That has resulted in her going from this fun-seeking adventurer character [in the books], to a little bit closer to the [type of] Jedi that we see in The Phantom Menace. Because she has been around for so long, she has basically met everyone that has come through the Temple, and seen them all die their natural deaths if they’re living a natural human life. She’s known [Lee Jung-jae’s Jedi Master] Sol since he was a tiny child.”

The Acolyte will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era with the story of former Padawan who reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes but discovers the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.

The series also stars Amandla Stenberg, Carrie-Anne Moss, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Dean-Charles Chapman. The Acolyte comes from creator and showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), who also serves as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers, and Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing.

The next Star Wars TV series will premiere on Disney+ on June 4. Do you plan on checking it out?

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GameOn - 4/10/2024, 7:54 AM
I know nothing about the Acolyte, story/characters/whatever, but the stills I’ve seen of the makeup and costuming look Inhumans level bad.
vegetaray - 4/10/2024, 7:56 AM
@GameOn - I was just about to make this very same comment.

It all looks very ~Fan Made~ if I’m being totally honest here.
Matchesz - 4/10/2024, 8:34 AM
@vegetaray - this is disney, they probably fired all the talented makeup artists for not conforming to their communist agenda
Mrnorth1921 - 4/10/2024, 8:51 AM
@Matchesz - none of that is true. Light green makeup has issues on screen. Probably goes against the green screens.
Vigor - 4/10/2024, 8:58 AM
@Matchesz - this made me think of you when I read it-
jst5 - 4/10/2024, 9:13 AM
@GameOn - Wait till you see the's a shit fest of future great meme's.
RolandD - 4/10/2024, 9:51 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - I believe that they also use blue screens, and this is a good example of why.
Mrnorth1921 - 4/10/2024, 10:29 AM
@RolandD - but again, her color could be from a moment bad shadowing. We can bad mouth a show until we see it. You can go in with lower expectations yes. But you have to wait until you see the imagery is moving before we can say more.
RolandD - 4/10/2024, 11:16 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - I am totally open-minded about this, not having much of an opinion one way or the other and am bad mouthing nothing but the usual suspects are.
Matchesz - 4/10/2024, 12:03 PM
@Vigor - you gotta do better senator lol
Matchesz - 4/10/2024, 12:07 PM
Its silly to me that disney didnt people up the makeup artists who were robbed at the oscars for this

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There should be a study behind the correlation between their political views compared to our overlords lol
Matchesz - 4/10/2024, 12:07 PM
@Matchesz - pick up*
The1st - 4/10/2024, 2:02 PM
@Mrnorth1921 - Personally, I want a studio to return to using sodium vapor.

BlackStar25 - 4/10/2024, 7:55 AM
Aye! Yoda should theoretically be in this right?

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TheVisionary25 - 4/10/2024, 8:00 AM
@BlackStar25 - yes he should

He’s in the High Republic books this show takes place in.

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mountainman - 4/10/2024, 7:57 AM
Saw this somewhere and it seems valid. Take a two word food and swap the first letters in each word and you have a great Star Wars character name:

- Rinnamon Coll
- Ftir Sry
- Camb Lhops
- Sobb Calad
- Tish Faco
BlackStar25 - 4/10/2024, 7:59 AM
@mountainman -

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You are blowing my mind
McMurdo - 4/10/2024, 11:34 AM
@mountainman - hahahahahahah 😂
mountainman - 4/10/2024, 11:38 AM
@McMurdo - Now that I think about it, Teef Baco is even better.
vegetaray - 4/10/2024, 11:47 AM
@mountainman -

Trench Foast
Eried Fggs
Gresh Frapes

It sure as hell worked for my breakfast today 🤣
mountainman - 4/10/2024, 11:59 AM
@vegetaray - Not only does that sound like a delicious breakfast, but those work too!

I also had fried eggs, but my other items:

- Surkey Tausage
- Shrotein Prake

This doesn’t work every time but when it works it works well!
TheVisionary25 - 4/10/2024, 7:59 AM
I’m not that familiar with the character from the High Republic books but from the little I know , she seems interesting so I’m looking forward to checking her out in this!!.

I do wonder if there will be a disconnect for some fans who have read the books and then see the show about her characterization being so different because while she is much older , they won’t know the circumstances that have led her to be how she is now (unless we see or hear about those in the show which could work).

Anyway hope we get her modified lightsaber/whip in the show , it’s so cool!!.

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Matchesz - 4/10/2024, 8:00 AM
the obligatory black guy with the Killmonger haircut
Vigor - 4/10/2024, 8:55 AM
@Matchesz - that's just gen z man. That style along with "broccoli head" are whats IN right now. If you want to get an idea what's popular haorstyles among the youth, just go watch the NBA
IronMan616 - 4/10/2024, 10:42 AM
@Matchesz - Looks like John Cena with Killmonger hair
McMurdo - 4/10/2024, 11:34 AM
@Vigor - it's not in gen z hates how overused this is look at every reaction vid to acolyte. Disney thinks this haircut is in.
mountainman - 4/10/2024, 11:37 AM
@Vigor - I fond the brocolli hair to be silly, but I’m sure 40 year olds found stuff my generation I did when I was young to be silly too.

It’s all cyclical. Mustaches are back in fashion, and my only complaint is that a lot of dudes rocking them can’t grow good ones. These little thin scraggly ones. I’m sure clean shaven will be the next trend, then goatees and soul patches will come back, then beards again.

Let’s let the young people own what their generation wants to do.
WarMonkey - 4/10/2024, 8:10 AM
Origame - 4/10/2024, 8:13 AM
So she went through something that made her closer to the jedi in phantom menace?

Oh no. This jedi went through some sh!t to make a jedi!
Odekahn - 4/10/2024, 8:21 AM
GhostDog - 4/10/2024, 8:34 AM
That makeup looks awful. Wow…
DrReedRichards - 4/10/2024, 8:41 AM
@GhostDog -

Honestly, I thought I was looking at Triton from that Inhumans show.
GhostDog - 4/10/2024, 9:04 AM
@DrReedRichards - for real lol
marvel72 - 4/10/2024, 8:53 AM
So the comic book image of her looks quite attractive for a green alien but the casting not so much.
mountainman - 4/10/2024, 9:12 AM
@marvel72 - It’s either the shade of green they went with or the lighting in that scene. But yeah it just looks weird and off.
JohnShaft - 4/10/2024, 9:24 AM
I'm SOOOOO looking forward to this Star Wars project told from a FEMALE LGBTQ point of view with a 95% female cast that checks all the DISNEY DEI boxes.....Yes Doctor, I'm hearing fewer voices since the MEDICATION
harryba11zack - 4/10/2024, 9:56 AM
that bald she hulk looks better then the she-hulk sh1t we got
IronMan616 - 4/10/2024, 10:41 AM
I've seen better costumes by cosplayers at Comic-Con.
Waifuslayer - 4/10/2024, 10:41 AM
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AnthonyVonGeek - 4/10/2024, 11:15 AM
Looks so cheap it’s like Star Wars ordered off…
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