The Star Wars franchise is finally set to explore the High Republic era in live-action via The Acolyte series and so far, the upcoming project seems to be shaping up quite nicely, especially after the confirmation that actress Amandla Stenberg has been chosen to lead the exciting show.
Stenberg may seem like a relatively unknown actress to some of you but she's been involved in blockbusters such as The Hunger Games and Rio 2. She's also no stranger to controversy as she's been on the receiving end of cancel culture for her personal stances but apparently, she's gotten so used to it to the point that she's embraced the experience.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the Bodies Bodies Bodies star reflected on her experience with cancel culture, claiming that it's fate to be put in that predicament on several occasions. She explains: "I don’t know. I’ve been canceled so many times but from so many different angles, from so many different sides of politics. That has really shown me that that’s just my fate."
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It seems like Amandla is a pretty feisty and free-spirited individual and those characteristics probably helped her land a lead role in the Star Wars franchise. Now, considering there are still toxic fans out there, it wouldn't be shocking if the actress falls victim to cancel culture in the future but it's safe to assume that she'll handle her critics with the same level of finesse.
Star Wars: The Acolyte is currently under development.