Saturday, June 10, 2023

Star Wars: Andor - MON MOTHMA!

Star Wars Black Series: Star Wars Andor - Senator Mon Mothma - Hasbro 2023

If you would have told a young nerdy me that someday I would be overwhelmed with new Star Wars content, I never would have believed you. But ever since The Mandalorian debuted in 2019, it's been a whole new world. Sure, we saw five films in the five years leading up to The Mandalorian, but the sheer hours of screentime and depth of character development on Disney+ was a new ballgame. I was onboard for the majority of these shows, but after a few years of seemingly constant releases, I can admit I was fatigued with interest waning. Then in late 2022 an old friend was visiting me and in every spare moment he would be obsessively watching Andor on his tablet. He sang its praises to such a degree that I had to watch. And I completely agree that it is an amazing show. There are several storylines threaded throughout the show, but the most intriguing to me is the backstory of Senator Mon Mothma, who has personally fascinated me since her first appearance in Return of the Jedi back in 1983.

In Andor, her character is further developed as stoic, conflicted, a little cold, yet all-around magnetic. This show was Genevieve O'Reilly's third time portraying Mon Mothma since first playing a younger version of the character in 2005's Revenge of the Sith. I love the idea of the same actor continually being able to revisit the role and add more depth. Star Wars is pretty great at preserving a legacy. Let's check out Senator Mon Mothma below!

Mon Mothma has extremely limited articulation due to her sculpted clothing. All her posing potential comes from her arms and neck.

On the left is an image of Caroline Blakiston as Mon Motha from Return of the Jedi (1983). And the next three photos are of Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma from Revenge of the Sith (2005), Rogue One (2016), and Andor (2022).

Time for a Comparison Pic!



  1. Great figure and great character. Andor rocked! I finally watched the whole thing end to end again without having to wait for its weekly release. So well done. Can't wait until the next season.

  2. Genevieve O'Reilly is so good in the show. Andor is great overall but I think her performance as Mon Mothma is one of the highlights for me. She has several excellent costumes too; it's unlikely they'll get made as figures but I'm glad we even have this one!