Obi-Wan Kenobi, the long-awaited six-part mini-series for Disney+ focusing on the beloved master Jedi, is drawing lots of attention for returning Ewan McGregor to the titular role after nearly 20 years. But any Jedi worth their lightsaber needs a Sith to face off against, and those who’ve seen trailers for the series know he’ll have quite a few foes to battle in his journey, including that of a Jedi Hunter named Reva, played by actor Moses Ingram.
You may remember Ingram from her debut acting role alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in the hit Netflix mini-series The Queen’s Gambit or her supporting role alongside Denzel Washington in last fall’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. As Reva, however, Ingram is poised to step out of those supporting roles and take center stage as one of the primary antagonists for Kenobi; those early trailers have shown Reva to be ruthless and cunning—two critically essential skills if you’re an Inquisitor tasked with hunting down the remains of the Jedi Order at the behest of Darth Vader. Even in these short glimpses of footage, Ingram is already making a bold impression.
Ahead of the Kenobi premiere, Complex sat down with Ingram during a press junket for a brief chat about what it means to bring a female villain to life in the Star Wars universe, what she and Reva may or may not have in common, and more.