Ingram also singled out series director Deborah Chow as someone who set up an environment that would allow the actor to feel safe while working. Following Chow’s two episodes on The Mandalorian season 1, she was hired to direct all six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although Chow and Lucasfilm apparently went to great lengths to ensure their actors’ protection from social media’s well-known toxicity regarding their franchise, Ingram appears relatively resilient in the face of the inevitable backlash.
Although viral hate has been rampant and heavily publicized in recent years, Star Wars vitriol is nothing new for the long-running franchise. The original actors for Jar-Jar Binks and Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, Ahmed Best and child actor Jake Lloyd, respectively, both suffered personal attacks from fans over the years. However, time has been kind to the Star Wars prequels, with the previously maligned films receiving a renewed appreciation among some fans. Regardless of any potential hate thrown toward Ingram, if the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi trailers are any indication of what audiences can expect from her performance, then fans will surely be pleased when the show debuts on Disney+ on May 27.
Source: The Independent