Today, following the Bad Batch season 2 finale, StarWars.com published an interview with Keisha Castle-Hughes. Castle-Hughes plays Emerie Karr, a mysterious worker under Dr. Hemlock in season 2. In the big finale, it was revealed that Emerie is Omega’s sister, another clone. Check out some of her comments here:
“I mean, the big giveaway for me was that they had asked me to use my natural accent, and Michelle Ang as Omega uses her natural accent, as well,” the New Zealand-native tells StarWars.com. “And so I immediately was like, ‘Okay, so we can assume that these people are from the same place and we are going to reveal some kind of history there.’”
“I think I learned it, maybe an episode before we recorded the episode where there was the reveal that they were sisters. Which was a huge shift, as well, especially for Emerie Karr. You know, it was like, ‘Oh, wow.’ I’ve been playing this character who comes from a really practical place, in a clone-like way, and then to all of a sudden kind of be like, ‘Oh, well, she has family here,’ which raises the stakes all of a sudden. It was really exciting when I learned about that new storyline.”
Some fans picked up on Emerie’s accent and its similarity to the clones early on, but it sure wasn’t me. This caught me totally off-guard, and I love it. Castle-Hughes is a great vocal match for Michelle Ang, and it makes a lot of sense in retrospect. Hemlock sees clones as Imperial property, so why not have them working with and for him? I love the twist of her being a clone, and I can’t wait to see how they deal with that in a potential season 3.
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