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Andor's Denise
Gough Explains
The Complications
Of Cheering For
Her Character
By MAX MILLER
Diego Luna reprises his “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” role as Cassian Andor in the upcoming prequel series “Andor,” which takes place five years before the movie and sees the titular character as an ordinary man just trying to survive. Cassian is drawn into the Alliance’s fight against the Empire and encounters the Imperial Security Bureau (ISB).
Among the ISB is Dedra Meero, a ruthless low-ranking officer with grand aspirations played by Denise Gough. In a recent interview, Gough explained that Dedra is an intelligent girlboss in a world of mediocre men, but she also expressed her complicated feelings for the character and the folly of cheering for her.
The actor went on to note that Dedra's position of authority has a strong influence on her, stating, “I love portraying the effect that power just has on a person, like, the danger of that pursuit of power and control, regardless of gender." Gough, however, warned fans about rooting for Dedra, saying, “you’re thinking, ‘Oh, go girl!’ and then you remember she’s in a fascist organization.”