Mary Elizabeth Winstead Shares What’s Subsequent for Hera in ‘Ahsoka’ Season 2 (Unique)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead hopes that the extremely anticipated second season of Disney+’s Ahsoka offers her character, Hera Syndulla, the chance to discover relationships already beloved by viewers. 

Speaking with ET from the premiere of their new collection, A Gentleman in Moscow, Winstead, 39, and husband Ewan McGregor make clear what they know in regards to the forthcoming season and what they’re personally trying ahead to. 

“No, I do not know something about season 2,” joked McGregor, 52, who has portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi within the Star Wars franchise for greater than twenty years, even receiving his personal Emmy-nominated collection in 2022. 

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“I believe simply delving additional into what these relationships are. Clearly, there is a large historical past there with Thrawn, so I believe it could be nice to see her in motion in that capability,” Winstead shared. “But additionally, sort of mining a few of that psychological warfare as properly, it might be actually cool to see.” 

It was again in January that Selection first confirmed a second season was a go at Disney+ with Dave Filoni as soon as once more on the helm. Particulars surrounding the collection have been scarce since then.

The primary season aired on the Disney-owned streaming app in October and centered round Rosario Dawson’s titular character working to save lots of the galaxy from Grand Admiral Thrawn. 

Throughout their chat with ET, McGregor and Winstead each expressed curiosity in seeing extra struggle sequences involving her character, one thing followers have additionally been asking for resulting from her earlier work in motion pictures like Birds of Prey, Sky Excessive and Stay Free or Die Arduous

“I may give it a attempt,” Winstead mentioned.

“She will be able to do it,” added McGregor. 

Of their new present — an adaptation of the novel by Amor Towles — McGregor performs Alexander Rostov, a Russian depend who spends many years within the attic of a resort after the Russian Revolution. Winstead stars as Anna Urbanova, an actress and lover of Rostov’s. 

For the couple — who married in 2022 and share a 2-year-old son named Laurie — entering into their 1900s-set present (their third challenge collectively) and going by way of the transformation of changing into their characters spiced issues up for them in a approach that was “very playful and enjoyable.”

“It was so enjoyable to be on set collectively sort of trying like two totally different individuals,” Winstead mentioned, including that they don’t seem to be technique actors in any respect so that they depart every thing on set.

“I believe it is just about all-encompassing while you’re doing it and so you continue to have that in widespread while you come dwelling,” the Moulin Rouge actor added. “However we do not carry our characters dwelling with us. We’re ourselves once we come dwelling.”

“We’re the identical whether or not we’re working collectively or not. We get to return dwelling and we speak about our day like anyone else would,” shared Winstead. “So it is good to have that shared expertise.”

A Gentleman in Moscow premieres on Paramount+ with Showtime on March 29 and airs on Showtime on March 31. 


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