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NXIVM Survivor Bonnie Piesse Cast in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series

Back to business! NXIVM survivor Bonnie Piesse will reprise her Star Wars function as Beru Lars in the brand new Disney+ collection Obi-Wan Kenobi, the platform introduced on Monday, March 29.

The 37-year-old Australia native’s function in the collection can be her first main performing project in greater than a decade. It can even be her first media gig since she labored on HBO’s The Vow, a documentary that detailed her journey with the group NXIVM, which was labeled a intercourse cult by prosecutors.

In October 2020, NXIVM founder Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in jail. At the time, the 60-year-old businessman confronted a minimal of 15 years for costs of intercourse trafficking of kids, conspiracy and conspiracy to commit pressured labor.

In the HBO collection, Piesse and her husband, Mark Vicente, detailed their time each in and out of NXIVM, serving to to show Raniere and the larger group for its crimes. Piesse initially joined the cult in 2010 after Vicente, 55, urged her to provide it an opportunity.

Bonnie Piesse Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Prior to her time in NXIVM, the actress starred as Luke Skywalker’s aunt Beru Lars in the 2002 movie Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. She then reprised her function in 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. In the years since, the actress has appeared in a number of quick movies.

According to a tweet from Disney+, manufacturing for the brand new mini-series will start quickly. Besides Piesse, the cast contains Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Joel Edgerton.

“The series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where [McGregor’s character Obi-Wan Kenobi] faced his greatest defeat,” the present’s description reads. “The downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”

Following the collection’ cast announcement, Piesse shared the thrilling information on her personal social media accounts.

“So this is happening! I don’t have words to express my excitement/gratitude,” she wrote via Instagram.

Vicente was additionally fast to share his spouse’s thrilling information.

“Cats out of the bag! Obi-Wan Kenobi cast announced. My Warrior Wife @bonniempiesse will be reprising her role as Beru!” the filmmaker wrote.

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