When Bonnie Piesse was 16 years old, she experienced the Star Wars universe for the first time when she was on Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Prior to that, Star Wars was a pop-culture juggernaut for years, but in the early 1990s, there were no more Star Wars films. A trilogy of prequels, however, allowed fans to learn more about the backstories of many beloved characters. A prime example of this was Beru Lars, who audiences had seen serve as Luke Skywalker’s caretaker on Star Wars IV: A New Hope, only to be killed by the Galactic Empire as she and her husband pursued droids C-3PO and R2-D2 under the protection of Luke Skywalker. Despite being just a teenager at the time, Bonnie Piesse played Beru the Sith Lord in the films Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.
Piesse had a handful of appearances in the prequel trilogy, which focused largely on Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader. However, the sequences educated audiences about Beru’s connection with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Star Wars is just such an exciting series for any performer, but Piesse returns to play Beru in the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, giving viewers even more insight into the character.
Now that we know Beru Lars returns in Obi-Wan Kenobi, it will be interesting to see if the character will make more appearances in any more of the Star Wars related media set in the prequel timeline.
Our interview with Piesse focused on her involvement in the franchise her experience returning to it 20 years after originally joining, the best gift she received from a fan at a convention, and meeting up with the cast on the set of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the first time in years.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on Disney+ on May 27th.