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Did you spot this Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith actress returning for Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale?

April 8th, 2016 by Marc Comments


While we are all still giddy over just how fantastic that Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale teaser was, it’s also time to start looking at how awesome Mon Mothma, the leader of the Rebel alliance, is in it too.

Oh, and if she looks familiar, there could be a reason.

Lucasfilm have confirmed that Mothma in the movie is played by actress Genevieve O’Reilly.


O’Reilly played Mothma in Episode III but sadly her scenes were deleted, although fans have embraced her as the young Mothma in the Star Wars universe.

The role in Return of the Jedi was originally played by actress Caroline Blakiston.

We’ve put together a little graphic of all the Mon Mothmas so far in the Star Wars universe, including her animated self from The Clone Wars.

mon mothmas

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….