Amandla Stenberg Confirms Twin Roles in The Acolyte

Amandla Stenberg as Mae in The Acolyte
Credit: Lucasfilm

Amandla Stenberg as Mae in The Acolyte
Credit: Lucasfilm

The Acolyte star Amandla Stenberg recently confirmed that she is playing twin characters in the new series.

For the past few weeks, fans have suspected that the actress might be playing twins thanks to a recent TV spot that seemingly spoiled the reveal and suggested that she will have dual characters.

If Stenberg does end up playing twins, it is going to be a game-changer for the series as it changes our expectations for the actress' presence and the mystery story that they are exploring.

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Amandla Stenberg is Playing Twins in The Acolyte

Stenberg confirmed in a recent interview that she is playing twin characters Mae and Osha in The Acolyte, which is what fans have suspected all along.

However, each character will have a different path when we watch them in the series since Mae is out for revenge while Osha is a mechanic who is accused of the crimes that her twin committed.

"I play twins in the show. Their names are Osha and Mae and they kind of skew towards different sides of the force. Although that’s kind of up for debate and hopefully there’ll be one, once everybody gets to see the show," the actress explained.

"Mae is on a path for revenge – she’s on a warpath. Something that happened in their childhood separated these twins and now Mae is out for revenge. Osha, who is a mechanic, and who used to be a part of the Jedi order, but left as a padawan, is accused of the revenge that’s taking place and has to defend herself while also discovering that her twin sister is still alive."

Aside from Luke and Leia, it's rare to see twin characters become the central figures in a Star Wars story so having Stenberg's characters become twins as well is a change of pace for some fans.

Given the mystery aspects of the story, having twins get involved adds some interesting twists since it makes the investigation more complex and the guessing game for the audience more exciting.

It is curious to see how it all plays out once we see the series, and hopefully, it will result in an effective mystery.

The first two episodes of The Acolyte will premiere on Disney+ this June 4.

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