Mon Mothma is a human female politician who served as the representative of Chandrila in the Galactic Senate and Imperial Senate. She is a revolutionary leader of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the first Chancellor of the New Republic, according to starwarsfandom.com. She died in 24 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin). The character of Mon Mothma will make an appearance in the series Andor, which is the prequel to Rogue One. The upcoming Star Wars spinoff is poised to dispel much of the mystery around Mon Mothma.
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Who is Mon Mothma?
Mothma appeared in George Lucas’s film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith in 2005. Genevieve O’Reilly played Mothma. She then appeared in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. O’Reilly says that the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ show will reveal more about Mon Mothma.
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Mon Mothma was born in 46 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) into a political family. In 32 BBY, she joined the Republic’s Galactic Senate. Mothma worked with Organa and other allies to plant the seeds of rebellion against the Imperial regime. She sanctioned the recruitment of Jyn Erso, who led the Rogue One squadron in stealing the Death Star plans during the Battle of Scarif. Mothma helped plan the Battle of Endor, with the Alliance High Command, which saw the death of Emperor Palpatine.
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The character of Mon Mothma has appeared many times throughout the Skywalker Saga. Mon Mothma was created for Richard Marquand’s 1983 movie Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. In the movie, she was portrayed by Caroline Blakiston. Caroline interpreted Mon Mothma to mean Moon Mother, and saw her character as cool and calm. Caroline Blakiston took the role of Mon Mothma in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. According to ScreenRant, Andor will award this character a proper arc.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, O’Reilly said that the audience will see Mon Mothma evolve from a “pillar” to a “human being”. She also added, “I love that now we get to excavate that a little bit and learn about the human being… the woman behind the gown if you will.”
According to ScreenRant, at the beginning of Andor, Mon Mothma will still be a politician in the Imperial Senate under the rule of Emperor Palpatine. However, more details about Mon Mothma will be clear when Andor Season 1 releases on Disney+ on August 31.