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How Joining "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Helped Bonnie Piesse Heal After NXIVM

Bonnie Piesse has taken a long journey back to the Star Wars universe. The actor first appeared in "Attack of the Clones" in 2002 as teenage Beru, who will eventually become Luke Skywalker's Aunt Beru in "A New Hope." Now, the actress is reprising her role in Disney+'s "Obi-Wan Kenobi." But there's a good chance you saw her more recently in something else: Piesse was one of the major voices that spoke out against the NXIVM cult in HBO's "The Vow."
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Bonnie Piesse on "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and her neurodivergent romcom

This story originally appeared on Hidden Remote. When Bonnie Piesse first stepped into the Star Wars universe, she was 16. The franchise was already decades old, and it had reached new heights with the beginning of the prequel trilogy that would tell Darth Vader's origin story. It was 2000, two years before the film that would change her life – "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" – would premiere, and Piesse was just at the start of her career.
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Star Wars: Bonnie Piesse Reflects on Her Origins and Return as Beru Lars

The original Star Wars trilogy was a pop-culture juggernaut for years, but by the time the mid-'90s rolled around, interest in the series started to dwindle. However, George Lucas returned to his galaxy far, far away to develop a trilogy of prequel films, which brought back a number of beloved characters to learn more about their backstory. One such character was Beru Lars, who audiences had witnessed was a caretaker of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope, only for her and husband Owen to get killed by the Galactic Empire in their pursuit of droids C-3PO and R2-D2. Just a teenager at the time, actor Bonnie Piesse was enlisted to bring Beru to life in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
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Bonnie Piesse on Obi-Wan Kenobi and her neurodivergent romcom

When Bonnie Piesse first stepped into the Star Wars universe, she was 16. The franchise was already decades old, and it had reached new heights with the beginning of the prequel trilogy that would tell Darth Vader’s origin story. It was 2000, two years before the film that would change her life–Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones–would premiere, and Piesse was just at the start of her career.
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