Aayla Secura
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How A Random Lucasfilm Employee Ended Up As A Jedi In Star Wars
One thing that stands out in the “Star Wars” franchise is that even minor characters with mere seconds of screen time can achieve some form of infamy.
Amy Allen experienced her own version of this phenomenon when she played the Twi'lek Jedi Master Aayla Secura in George Lucas' prequel trilogy.
In 2022, the actress explained to Tatooine Times that it all began with her getting a job as a Production Assistant at Industrial Light & Magic.
Lucas needed a lot of Jedi to fill out the climactic battle in "Attack of the Clones," which sees the Jedi Knights trying to face off against Dooku's army.
"One day my Production Manager [...] put a photocopy of a 'Star Wars' comic featuring Aayla Secura on my desk and said, 'Do you want to do this?'” Allen said.
Allen said yes, of course. Even though she didn't have much by way of dialogue, Aayla Secura's very distinctive look helped her stand out in the eyes of fans.