Actress Emily Swallow. Image source: Diana Ragland
Celebrity actress Emily Swallow (“Supernatural” and The Mandalorian”) has spoken about starring in the upcoming production of “King Lear” in Los Angeles.
Swallow plays the fan favorite Star Wars character “Armorer” in the hit Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett” and will be on stage as King Lear, daughter, Goneril opposite Joe Morton who stars as the character In the upcoming production of “King Lear” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
“I’m so excited,” she admitted. It promised “it’s going to be epic”.
Swallow is drawn to her Goneril character because she “doesn’t give up”. “Goneril is as stubborn as her father. She is like her father through thick and thin. She doesn’t see some ways in which she resembles him for the worst, unfortunately. This is her downfall,” she explained.
Production will open on Saturday 14th May and run through Sunday 5th June with previews from 10th to 13th May.
Summary of “King Lear”
After his award-winning, sold-out performance as Dick Gregory in “Turn Me Loose,” Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal,” the legendary brother from Another Planet, “The Politician” on Netflix) returns to The Wallis in the title role in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. “King Lear”.
The Bram Goldsmith Theater has been reconfigured to transport audiences into an immersive futuristic American dystopian world filled with environmental disaster and social chaos. Lear, once a skilled geopolitical leader, is transformed into a distraught, angry, weathered wanderer forced to grapple with violent power struggles and a dysfunctional family.
This radical renewal of Shakespeare’s greatest play explores questions of truth, love, and power, and offers a glimpse into redemption.
Fun fact: Emily Swallow co-produced The Echo Theater “Cry It Out” with Joe Morton in 2018, but unfortunately they didn’t share any scenes together. Now, she is glad that she is playing in front of him. “It was very strange,” she said. “I can’t do much theater anymore. We didn’t have any scenes at the time, so I was watching him shine from the stage. Also, when I was doing this play, I auditioned for ‘The Mandalorian’ so our reunion with Joe was a matter of Fierce looking back at it all.”
She said: “The beautiful thing about ‘King Lear’ is that it is a story of awakening and redemption.” “I feel like there’s a lot of overlap between the Shakespeare and George Lucas films. I think fans who appreciate the epic and global nature of ‘Star Wars’ can appreciate that.”
Swallow described the “supernatural” as “an incredible experience.” “I have been so grateful to work with such talented, wonderful, generous and helpful people,” she said.
“They welcomed me with open arms, eager to see what I had to bring to the table as it entered its eleventh season. Everyone working on ‘Supernatural’ has been very committed and generous,” she added.
Emily Swallow plays an armadillo in ‘The Mandalorian’
She shared that she loves to play “Armorer” in the hit Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett”. “It was the experience of a lifetime,” she said.
“When I was first filming it, I knew very little about what I was doing because it was so secretive and there had never been a live Star Wars show before. I obviously knew I was working with such brilliant people. It was crazy to see How they embraced that character, and it was so exciting.”
“When the scenes I filmed came out, they were so sexy, and they were amazing. I want to be like an Armorer when I grow up,” she added.
The voice of Lisa in Castlevania
In addition, Swallow has voiced the voice of Lisa Tepes in the Netflix animated series “Castlevania”. “Voting for Lisa in Castlevania was so much fun, especially getting married to Dracula, getting burned at the stake,” she said.
“This was probably my best death ever. It was a beautiful, dark series and she wasn’t afraid to have a sense of humor in it. I thought it was brilliantly crafted.”
Recently, she had an arc in the CBS series “Seal Team” as Dr. Natalie Pierce.
Swallow said of being an actress in the digital age, “It’s really exciting and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t keep up. There is a lot of good content and a lot of good things to audition for.”
“Storytelling has to take all these different forms and we are not limited to things that have to work. We get different perspectives and more voices. We also approach things from different angles. I think it makes better TV. I think the digital age is good,” she added. in general”.
Acting Partners Dream
Swallow has listed David Tennant, Sir Mark Rylance and Academy Award winner Regina King as actors she would like to work with one day in the future as her dream acting partners. “David is so amazing and I love Regina King, she’s amazing,” she said.
“I would also like to work with Mark Rylance again, I have to play with him, and I will never get tired of working with him,” she added.
On the title of the current chapter of her life, she said, “This is the way.” “That’s the main topic,” she admitted. “I’ve really learned to be in the moment and trust that things happen exactly as they are supposed to.”
She revealed the best advice she was ever given: “Remember that you have had mercy on me and that you have mercy on others.”
Swallow defined success as “having enough confidence in what you have gained and learned that you can freely pass it on to others without worrying about running out of what you have.”
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