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Disney’s Andor Executive Producer Says Series’ ‘Good Senator’ Is A ‘Nancy Pelosi Character’News WAALI

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Disney’s Star Wars: Andor Executive producer Tony Gilroy claimed in a recent interview that his character was modeled after a “good Senator” Nancy Pelosi, who is “trying to do good” for the rebels fighting the Empire.

In episode four, entitled “Aldhani,” we see the heist planned by the rebels gradually come into focus, but we also learn that Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), a senator from the planet Chandrila, is part of a cabal in the Inside is the Empire, secretly helping to fund the rebel program.

The Mothma character debuted in 2005 Vengeance of the Sith before being portrayed as a major rebel leader in Star Wars rebels as well as 2016s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Now, in a series that will fill in much more of Mothma’s backstory, we find that showrunner Gilroy thinks his character, who puts her life on the line by funding rebels, is a “Nancy Pelosi character.”

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Actress Fiona Shaw previously claimed that Gilroy’s Andor The series aims to portray the evil empire as a “Trumpian” world where “people’s rights are disappearing.” And now, building on that notion, Gilroy claims his role model for the good guys is the Democratic Party, and specifically Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Anyone who follows canon — she’s kind of a Nancy Pelosi character, isn’t she?” Gilroy said in a recent interview, according to IndieWire. “She’s kind of trying to do good or whatever she’s trying to do, and she’s losing — I mean, I don’t know.”

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“She has a strong presence in the Senate, but she faces defeat after defeat as the Empire takes power here. She’s always presented herself in canon as very neat and sober and perfectly put together the whole time, and it just seemed like this was such a perfect opportunity to say, “Well, what’s really going on here?” It was very exciting to take kind of a still portrait of someone and throw it away and build a real life behind it,” Gilroy said, appearing to claim Nancy Pelosi was a “composite” person.

“She has a much, much, much more complicated life [than] Everyone was ever and in many ways aware of all of the people who go through this show and are faced with all sorts of choices and problems and pressures and the hiding and hunting and betrayal – she has to be almost in the open throughout the show, in a real way dangerous position,” concluded Gilroy. “In many ways, her story is the most compelling story of the whole show because she has to keep everything open.”

Mothma actress O’Reilly herself had other far left politicians in mind when she played her Andor Part. In an interview of her own, O’Reilly claimed she used Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and GOP traitor Liz Cheney as models for her portrayal of Mothma.

Using the Democrats as a shining example of freedom is an interesting contrast to the party proper, which is trying to eliminate freedom of speech, repeal the country’s law, the US Constitution, end judicial autonomy by creating courts with “judges” crowded, adhering to an agenda, not the rule of law and labeling political opponents as terrorists.

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