Odd headline that it is – surely the ‘Rogue One prequel‘ they refer to is the Andor series on Disney Plus – Riz Ahmed doesn’t appear to be either involved or up to speed. Odd, considering his rapidly rising star and the fact that Bodhi Rook would be an Imperial pilot at the time of the show and presumably one who’s unease with the Imperial method grew over time; surely ripe fruit to pick. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the increasingly busy actor to look at his career so far and his low-key lockdown wedding.
Ahmed pulled off a very low-key wedding to novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza during lockdown — a simple, minimally attended, socially distanced affair.
“It feels good to be married,” he says of life with his new bride, whose debut novel, A Place for Us, was published by Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth. “I think COVID has been a massive accelerator for people. It’s been something that just clarifies things for you, clarifies what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, what you really want. It seems to have sent us hurtling into our own futures, collectively and individually. Getting married was something that felt right and made sense.”
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