Willow It wasn’t a box office hit when it first hit screens in 1988. It did, however, earn two Oscar nominations and entrench itself in pop culture over time. Disney+ gave fans of the movie something to cheer about when they released the TV series of the same name on the platform.
While some original cast return to the show, fans will see some familiar faces taking on new roles. One of the series’ new cast, Erin Kellyman, who plays Jade Claymore, has appeared in several projects before. Here’s why she looks so familiar.
Erin Kellyman’s character has the first queer relationship in a Disney+ franchise
Kellyman plays a former Daikini swordsman in the service of Queen Sorsha of Tir Asleen. She is the long-lost daughter of General Kael who harbors feelings for Queen Sorsha’s daughter, Princess Kit Tanthalos, played by Ruby Cruz. Princess Kit is set to marry Prince Graydon, but that is shattered when she and Claymore share a kiss before running off.
Claymore accompanies her best friend-turned-lover, Princess Kit, on a mission to find Kit’s brother Airk, abandoning her decision to leave Tir Asleen for Galladoorn. The Disney+ series begins 17 years (200 moons) after the defeat of Queen Bavmorda and follows Claymore, Kit, and four other heroes as they embark on a perilous quest beyond home to save Kit’s brother and his world from the dead. Welsh.
Willow has enjoyed positive reception since its premiere on Disney+ on November 30, 2022. The show has an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7 out of 10 based on 62 critics.
Erin Kellyman has been in some big productions
Kellyman first appeared in raised by wolves on Channel 4. In 2016, he starred in the BBC sitcom The Coopers vs. The rest with Kerry Godliman. The series followed a trio of adopted children who grew up in the suburbs.
In 2018, Kellyman appeared on Alone: A Star Wars Story playing a marauder named Enfys Nest. Kellyman had to go through three audition stages to land the role that finally brought him international recognition.
The actor began landing more big-budget production roles, including appearing in the BBC’s adaptation of Victor Hugo. The Miserables playing Eponine. Kellyman has acted alongside some of the UK’s biggest stars including Olivia Coleman, David Oyelowo and Dominic West.
The 24-year-old had initially auditioned for the role of Cosette, but was asked by the producers to return for Eponine. She later appeared in the black comedy. Don’t forget the driver and, in 2019, he starred in Lifea BBC drama about a girl who goes to live with her distant aunt.
In 2021, Kellyman made his foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the falcon and the winter soldier playing Karl Morgenthau. The star plays the leader of a radical group calling themselves the Flag Smashers, starring opposite Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.
More about the cast of ‘Willow’
Warwick Davis reprized his role as Nelwyn Willow Ufgood’s wizard on the Disney+ series from his self-titled role in the 1988 film of the same name. He is best known for his roles in the Elf film series, the Star Wars film series, and for his portrayal of the Ewok, Professor Filius, and the goblin Griphook in the Harry Potter franchise.
Ellie Bamber, who plays Dove in Willowstarred in BBC The Miserables, playing the original role of Cosette’s Kellyman. He also appeared in the Tom Ford movie. Nocturnal animals Y The Christine Keeler Trial.
Tony Revolori, who plays Princess Kit, plays Peter Parker’s well-known nemesis, Flash Thompson, in the Spiderman film series According to IMDb, Cruz (Princess Kit) has been in rock castle, Blue bloodY easttown mare.