Erin Kellyman recently starred in the Disney+ series Willow. The actress starred as Jade in the Disney+ series reboot of Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy adventure of the same name. Her role was written specifically for her by Jonathan Kasdan, whom she worked with on 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, a breakout role for Kellyman, who played the brutal and elusive resistance fighter Enfys Nest.
Kellyman shared, “I had no idea that he would even remember me. Let alone have me in mind for this character.” After reading the script for Willow, which premieres on November 30 on Disney+, Kellyman says she immediately fell in love with Jade, a strong, silent type who’s training for knighthood and has a fierce loyalty to her loved ones and her kingdom.
For the unversed, Willow picks up well over a decade after the events of the original film, as dark forces surround the land of Tir Asleen once more. At the heart of the show are the journeys of three women — the passionate but sometimes reckless princess Kit, played by Ruby Cruz, the lovestruck yet determined Dove aka Ellie Bamber, and the brave and dedicated Jade.
However, in the past few years, the actress has made notable appearances in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as well as in David Lowery’s medieval fantasy The Green Knight and the 2018 adaptation of Les Misérables. However, Erin recently shared how she feels starring with her role models as she is still processing her achievement.
While talking about starring in Marvel movies, Kellyman shared, “I was a big fan, and my sister is obsessed with the movies and watches them religiously.” The actress added, “I don’t know when it’s going to sink in. It hasn’t yet. It’s a very weird thing to be working on something with people that you’ve admired for so long. This is one of the only industries where you could be working with your role models, which is very daunting, but also a massive blessing.”
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