“It’s become fashionable in some quarters to claim Jyn Erso went to Scarif intending to die a martyr – that she realized she had lost everything and chose her path by its inevitable end. I will dispute this claim until my own dying days. I think Jyn fully recognized who she was and sought a way to channel her best and worst impulses, her darkest moments and her brightest toward a cause worthy of her true incandescence. In a kinder universe, she would have walked away from Scarif. I cannot imagine who she would have become, but I think she would have been extraordinary.”
— Mon Mothma, “Unpublished Reflections on Jyn Erso’ (Rogue One Novelization Pages 321-322)
“War is not a state of being. It is meant to be a temporary chaos between periods of peace. Some want it to be the course of things: a default fact of existence. But I will not let that be so.”
@ everyone saying that Genevieve O’Reilly played Mon Mothma in the deleted scenes of Revenge of the Sith:
Technically she is still in the final cut of the film, in one scene:
….but yeah that’s pretty cool that they got her back for Rogue One. I mean, I’ll take pretty much anything that acknowledges the prequels exist in a positive way.
This is a rebellion, isn’t it?