Gough and her castmate Kyle Soller (“Poldark”) who plays Syril Karn were asked about the non-Star Wars aspects of the show. Soller said that it was “so different to what I ever expected” and that the characters were relatable. “I certainly hadn’t ever seen anything like that in Star Wars before,” he explained.
Gough felt the same way. She said:
“I didn’t really have anything to compare it to because I hadn’t seen any. I have never been a Star Wars… Not that I wasn’t a fan. It never really was my thing. So when I was in talks about being in it, Tony [Gilroy – series creator] let me read the first three episodes to get a flavor of what it was because I was like, ‘I don’t know. I’m a theater actress. I’m not sure this is what I want to walk into. What if it’s all just in space with green screens? And I don’t know how I’ll feel about that.’
Then I read these three episodes, and I was like, ‘Hold on. This is not what I expected it to be. This is like a dance.'”
Gough actually has an extensive history in theater. She was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Laurence Olivier Award for her work in “People, Places & Things,” and won another Olivier for “Angels in America.”