Moses Ingram plays the role of Reva, a Jedi hunter in the new Star War spin-off series on Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi. She is one of the key antagonists of the series. She has been doing a great job at it. Recently, when the character was introduced, the actress faced some backlash from the “true fans” of the franchise. They even sent her threatening messages on Instagram. The actress later shared their screenshot along with a video. Many fans came forward to support her and praised her skills. In an interview, the actress told that she had faced resistance even before becoming Reva.
Moses Ingram shares that she faced resistance even before
Ahead of the premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, the actress had a short interview with Complex at a press junket. In the interview, the actress talked about her experience on the set of the series and playing the character. She even told the interviewer that she had always faced resistance, even before. In the Instagram video, the actress had revealed that Lucasfilm had warned her about the backlash.
Moses Ingram told the interviewer, “It’s really sick and crazy surreal. It’s hard to wrap my brain around it, but every day I’m super grateful that I’m the vessel that gets to bring Reva to life. I think it’s so important for girls and young women, even though she is the villain—I remember growing up and watching things with my brothers, and they were like, ‘You can’t do it, you’re a girl. You’re not strong enough.’ But you know, you can fight like a girl. But it’s dangerous! It’s still just as dangerous as fighting like a man. You can win as a girl. It’s lit. Yeah, it’s lit.”
Star Wars Fans are divided on their opinion of Reva
Certain Star War fans really took it too far with their hatred for Moses Ingram. They sent her threatening texts and racist slurs. The actress said that at first she wanted to ignore it but she is not the type who would bear with it quietly. So she shared those harsh texts on her story and added a video talking about the same and even thanked those who came to support her. Here are some tweets that you can check the fans did in favor and against the actress.
Moses Ingram is an extraordinary person and a phenomenal actress.
Anyone who spreads hate about her is no Star Wars fan. pic.twitter.com/8GrmZtbLOo
— Obi-Wan Kenobi News (@KenobiNews) June 5, 2022
I like the character and Moses is certainly holding her own in the role. Seems like women of diversity are an automatic target for some sad Star Wars ‘fans’.
— Bob Bolton ☮️ (@dastarddraco) June 5, 2022
I’m honestly curious how much if it is race. I don’t really like her character either. I though she was fantastic in The Queens Gambit but her acting in Obi Wan just seems out of place for some reason. ALOT of it I think has to do with the writing.
— Chris Brey (@Cbrey86) June 1, 2022
#MosesIngram Her acting seemed faked. Why didn’t the director film more takes? The acting,her facial reactions,and the dialogue sucked. Why is this racist? She also sucked in Bond. A bad actress claims racism to cover her lack of talent. Mace Windu was awesome! pic.twitter.com/9Roq1zsdg2
— JD Doetero (@JDDoetero) June 4, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Star Wars spin-off based on the Jedi Master as he faces the consequences of the corruption of his once friend and student, Anakin Skywalker. It is now streaming on Disney+.