Jessica Henwick makes an impact as Bugs in “Matrix Resurrections”. Discover the career of the actress, passed by “Game of Thrones”, Marvel series and several notable films.
Matrix Resurrections : meet Bugs
More than twenty years after the first opus, the saga Matrix is back with Matrix Resurrections (see our review). A fourth film, this time produced solo by Lana Wachowski. At the casting, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise their iconic roles as Neo and Trinity, while Morpheus is now played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. In addition to this trio and a few surprises, new faces are present. Among them there is Bugs, performed by Jessica Henwick.
It is with her that the feature film begins, in the matrix, during a sequence which reenacts the introduction of the first film. With her blue hair, stylish glasses and white rabbit tattoo, it’s an understatement to say that the actress stands out. However, it is not in her first role.
Jessica Henwick, from Star wars at Game Of Thrones
Jessica Henwick was born in England, in Surrey, south of London. She took her first steps on television at the age of 18 in the series Spirit warrior (2010), and continues its ascent in British programs. A first turning point in his career takes place thn 2015 when she participated in Star wars 7. She only plays a small role, that of the pilot Jessika Pava, but is already discovering what a big Hollywood production is.
The same year, she is in the casting of another very big program: Game Of Thrones. Indeed, it is from season 5 of the HBO series that she holds the role of Nymeria Sand, one of the daughters of Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal). She is a whip-wielding warrior and will have to avenge her father along with her two half-sisters, Obara and Tyerne. Present until season 7, she dies strangled with her own whip after injuring the terrible Euron Greyjoy.
Despite the death of his character in Game Of Thrones, Jessica Henwick continues on the small screen. We could see her play Colleen Wing, from 2017, in the Marvel series of Netflix Iron fist. A role that she also plays in The Defenders and in Luke Cage. On the cinema side, she keeps one foot in the industry by filming in front of Drake Doremus’ camera for the independent film Newness.
Movies and many more to come
Since 2020, Jessica Henwick’s career has taken a different turn. The series are put aside and she gets more roles in films. So she was able to cross the road to Kristen Stewart in the disaster movie Underwater and turn for Sofia Coppola in On the Rocks (released on Apple TV +) before becoming Dylan O’Brien’s youthful sweetheart in Love and monsters on Netflix.
A great journey so far. But Jessica Henwick may well fit into another actress category after Matrix 4. In 2022, it will run with the russo brothers for The gray man and will be a very big cast ofAt loggerheads 2. Big projects that promise him a bright future. In the meantime, find out there in Matrix Resurrections. Hoping to see his character from Bugs again in the event of follow-up.