The Acolyte: Dafne Keen Explains Her Star Wars Character, New Photos Revealed

Dafne Keen The Acolyte Star Wars
Dafne Keen The Acolyte Star Wars
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Dafne Keen has shared some new details about her Star Wars character, Jecki Lon, in Disney+’s The Acolyte.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Keen said of her character, “Well, I’m very excited that we know her name now, because it was secret for so long. And I’m very happy that I get to say that she’s an alien and that she’s a Padawan and that she’s a Jedi. She’s a mixed species — part Theelin, part human. She’s very cool and I have some very cool fights I do with the lightsaber. I really love her. She’s a great character and was really fun to play. I’m very excited that the trailer came out. I was buzzing for days.”

She continued, “I’d say she is a very dedicated Padawan. She’s definitely in awe of him in a very kind of sweet way. She thinks the absolute world of him in a way that I think they have a very sweet relationship, but she’s much more aware of the authority difference than, for example, Obi-Wan and Anakin. She’s very much like, ‘No, he’s the master and I’m the Padawan and he’s perfect. And everything he says, I have to follow to the T.'”

Entertainment Weekly unveiled new photos of Keen’s Jecki Lon, posted on X by The Hollywood Handle, which can be viewed below:

You can also watch the trailer for The Acolyte below:

What is The Acolyte about?

“An investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past,” the synopsis for the series reads. “As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems…”

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

The first two episodes of The Acolyte will be released on Disney+ on June 4, 2024.