Amandla Stenberg Credits ‘Star Wars’ Fans for Disney+ Spinoffs Like ‘The Acolyte’

Amandla Stenberg might not have been a “die-hard nerd” for “Star Wars” before being cast in upcoming Disney+ series “The Acolyte,” but she is now using the franchise gig as an excuse to dive deep into the canon.Like Stenberg’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi” franchise canon counterparts Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor, the “Bodies Bodies Bodies” actress has been binging all-things “Star Wars” to prepare for her lead role as a Sith in the mystery-thriller series about the final days of the High Republic era.

“The Acolyte” is helmed by “Russian Doll” co-creator Leslye Headland.“When I got this job, it became a license to completely lose myself into the ‘Star Wars’ universe and never reemerge! It’s been really fun for me,” Stenberg told “Euphoria” star and real-life pal Hunter Schafer during a cover story for The Cut.Stenberg continued, “It’s so awesome.

I get to think about the Force,

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