STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Star Jodie Turner-Smith Talks Mother Aniseya As New Poster Finds Its Way Online

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE Star Jodie Turner-Smith Talks Mother Aniseya As New Poster Finds Its Way Online

Jodie Turner-Smith has shared new insights into Mother Aniseya's controversial dynamic with Mother Koril, while we also have a new poster highlighting the "Power of Two." Check it out after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Jun 17, 2024 05:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

In the divisive third episode of The Acolyte, we learned more about the childhoods of Force-sensitive twin girls Mae and Osha. The former has since fallen to the Dark Side and serves "The Master," while the latter trained as a Jedi before leaving the Order.

While "Destiny" filled in a lot of gaps (and raised some intriguing questions), the biggest talking point was the introduction of a coven of witches on Brendok. Gifted with the ability to use the Force, we learned that Mother Aniseya had given birth to Mae and Osha after her partner, Mother Koril, created the girls...likely in the same way Anakin Skywalker was conceived without a father.

Much was said about the "Power of Two" in The Acolyte, with the prevailing theory being that the twins are a Force Dyad similar to Rey and Kylo Ren. 

Talking to (via, Jodie Turner-Smith detailed her approach to creating Aniseya. "I had the unique opportunity of getting to create something that no one had necessarily seen yet." 

"It was just really quite the ride to create [Mother Aniseya]. I didn't create her from outside of myself. I created her from inside of myself. Mother was mothering." 

As for how her character clashed with Koril over how best to parent the girls, the actress added, "It was very wonderful to get to play with Margarita [Levieva] where not only are we relating to each other, we're also parenting together. There's nothing that's going to challenge your relationship like parenting"

"And, in this particular circumstance, obviously the stakes are very much heightened because Mother Aniseya is also her leader. What happens when you disagree with the way that someone is leading the community? How does that trickle down to then catalyze different moments that become explosive?"

You can take a closer look at a new poster for The Acolyte featuring Mae and Osha in the X post below. 

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems...

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The next Star Wars TV series 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 first three episodes of The Acolyte are now streaming on Disney+.

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Malatrova15 - 6/17/2024, 5:10 PM
Tvis series is amazing Ms Marvel tier. I love it it makes me spur my manly gooey
DevilsDreams - 6/18/2024, 5:48 AM
@Malatrova15 - more like the "power of poo"...
Malatrova15 - 6/18/2024, 1:58 PM
@DevilsDreams - yes sir ..indeed these womsn look like they work on microsoft sir
WhateverItTakes - 6/17/2024, 5:16 PM
IronMan616 - 6/17/2024, 5:17 PM
That power of one power of two chant was the worst, cringiest thing I’ve ever seen. I’d take Jar Jar and She-Hulk twerking for an entire movie over hearing that “Power of Maanyyyy” one more time.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:19 PM
@IronMan616 - did you know this is apparently about her plan to eventually have the cult be expansive as the jedi order? According to Leslie, power of one refers to her, power of two refers to the twins (meaning this only happened after they were born), and the power of many is what's perceived to be the main power of the jedi.
JackBurton1 - 6/17/2024, 8:07 PM
@Origame -You know what ol Jack Burton says at a time like this?
Origame - 6/17/2024, 8:10 PM
@JackBurton1 - look, it's OK. You're here. I can relax.
JackBurton1 - 6/17/2024, 8:11 PM
@Origame - Son of a bitch must pay!
Origame - 6/17/2024, 8:13 PM
@JackBurton1 - wait, Leslie's a woman. So not really a son of a b!tch.
JackBurton1 - 6/17/2024, 8:15 PM
@Origame - Have you not looked a that person...that's a man!
Origame - 6/17/2024, 8:20 PM
@JackBurton1 - ?si=JzDwv5fmdppBRW4y
Origame - 6/17/2024, 5:21 PM
Let's continue to watch the series of lesbian witches defying the laws of the universe to have babies without a man, and seek revenge on the peacekeepers trying to stop them.
clintthahamster - 6/17/2024, 5:27 PM
@Origame - Sounds good to me!

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Origame - 6/17/2024, 5:53 PM
@clintthahamster - again, good for you
mountainman - 6/17/2024, 5:59 PM
@Origame - I do wish people didn’t hate watch things. It sends studios the wrong message. If all the people that hate this show didn’t watch it, the ratings would be much lower and Disney would be more likely to get the message.
OleBobbyTiger - 6/17/2024, 6:01 PM
@Origame - Weren't you just in another post arguing the show is getting bad reviews because of the writing and you're tired of people saying it's about the woke content? Because you're not helping that argument with comments like this.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:02 PM
@mountainman - I mean, even then the ratings are going down and weren't all that strong to begin with.

In my case, my hate watching is through youtubers like disparu now. He covers pretty much all of it, so I'm basically watching it. But also through some riffing from a sane person.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:06 PM
@OleBobbyTiger - dude, you don't need to be anti LGBT to find that completely stupid.

This is what I meant. WE don't care about if gay people are in the show. We care if it's logical and not poorly written. And what I just described is like a 10 year old was told what gay people were today and told to make a story celebrating pride month in 10 minutes.
BlackStar25 - 6/17/2024, 6:11 PM
@mountainman - THIS! Whether its review bombing (whether its a thing or not) and/or hate watching, I have noticed studios tend to look at the wrong things to justify their product instead of focusing on the more important aspects like acting, writing, etc...
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:17 PM
@mountainman - I found this. Thought you might like it.

OleBobbyTiger - 6/17/2024, 6:19 PM
@Origame - Star Wars is a fictional series, set in a different universe, with space wizards, light wands and laser guns, immaculate conception via religion, sentient droids, talking fish people, giant space worms, aliens that all speak different languages yet somehow still understand each other, resurrection, and bombs that still fall down even when there is no gravity... and that's all fine, but you draw the line at lesbian witches? And then you wonder why people question your motives?
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:21 PM
@OleBobbyTiger - yes, because pointing out it's a fictional sci fi story makes it less stupid 🙄
Batmangina - 6/17/2024, 6:22 PM
@Origame - This presupposes anyone is watching in the first place. 🤣
mountainman - 6/17/2024, 6:22 PM
@Origame - If I ever “hate watch” something it’s only though YouTube. The studio doesn’t get a viewer number and I get a summary of what it was. A lot of the “hater” YouTube channels are not to my taste personally, but I always enjoy watching a Pitch Meeting for a show or movie what I have chosen to skip.
OleBobbyTiger - 6/17/2024, 6:26 PM
@Origame - If there are other issues that make it bad we'll wait on you to list them. :)
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:36 PM
@OleBobbyTiger - well for one it's just dumb to go through the process of unnatural reproduction like this that gets you in trouble with the jedi order when you can up the cult to men.

Second, we're expected to view the jedi as the ones who are wrong for stopping them when their literal job is to control the use of the force in order to maintain balance and peace. And literally creating more powerful force users is incredibly dangerous to just let people do. But rather than justify what they did, they literally lie about their existence to the jedi and attack one of them for doing what he was supposed to do.

Third, as I keep mentioning to you, anakin is the only example of someone successfully conceived by the force. And despite even Palpatine's mentor being unable to pull it off and the jedi knowing about this, no one brings it up in connection to anakin nor do the jedi even raise the possibility either child is the chosen one.

Finally, the power of one chant. Just that chant.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 6:39 PM
@mountainman - pitch meeting is good. And I like how informed mauler is (even though his videos are long af)
Matchesz - 6/17/2024, 7:07 PM
@mountainman - i hear there are ways in the force in which one may hate watch for free without being corrupted
OleBobbyTiger - 6/17/2024, 7:12 PM
@Origame - look at that. You could’ve led with all of that but you chose to comment on the LGBTQ aspect. Just lead with the bad writing if the writing if bad not the woke stuff. You’ll be amazed at the instant credibility.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 7:24 PM
@OleBobbyTiger - ...why do you think that? Because my description included lesbians? Them being lesbians is literally the reason they did the immaculate conception thing.

You're so desperate to make this about bigotry 🤣
OleBobbyTiger - 6/17/2024, 7:32 PM
@Origame - I didn’t make this about anything. You choose your own words bud.
IronMan616 - 6/17/2024, 7:36 PM
@Origame - Natalie Portman made them sound stupid all the way from 2005.
Origame - 6/17/2024, 7:37 PM
@OleBobbyTiger - so let me get this straight:

You think the problem I had was them being lesbians, and not the fact they were breaking the laws of nature to conceive a child when they can just...bring men into their cult?
Origame - 6/17/2024, 7:38 PM
@IronMan616 - thats what a real feminist looks like.
OleBobbyTiger - 6/17/2024, 7:41 PM
@Origame - according to the official lore of Star Wars men are not necessary to have a child inthat universe. You’re not complaining about Anakin or Palpatine why are you complaining about This and not those instances?
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