Game of Thrones veteran teases her action-packed role The Matrix 4

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After playing Nymeria Sand on Game of Thrones, Jessica Henwick has had roles in Star Wars, Marvel shows, and soon enough, The Matrix 4.

A lot of the actors on Game of Thrones have gone on to enjoy robust careers, and not always the ones who had big roles. Take Jessica Henwick, who played Nymeria Sand in seasons 5-7. Nymeria was the least memorable of the Sand Snakes, and that’s saying something since they were all a wash. But Henwick went on to have roles in the Star Wars sequels, as Colleen Wing on Netflix’s Marvel shows, and now in The Matrix 4.

Henwick joins a cast that includes original cast members Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith; as well as newcomers like Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. We don’t know what they’ll be doing in the movie — didn’t both Neo and Trinity die at the end of the third one? — but we know they’ll all be together, using kung fu to fight computer programs or whatever is happening inside the Matrix nowadays.

“I grew up thinking Matrix was the coolest thing ever,” Henwick told Empire. “Bullet-time, the multiple agents, the pills and the rabbit! When I signed on, I said the three things I want are a leather jacket, sunglasses and some wire work. I got two out of the three – I’ll leave you to guess which ones.”

"I haven’t seen a cut of the film, so I don’t know what’s in it and what isn’t, but I trained every day for months. There are a couple of cast members who didn’t have any physical stuff and they were so sad. How can you be in The Matrix and not get to do any of the good stuff?"

Henwick showed off a lot of martial arts know-how on Iron Fist and The Defenders, so it’s no surprise she was called upon to do some physical stuff on The Matrix 4. As for the leather jackets and sunglasses, we’ll see how well The Matrix aesthetic has aged when the new movies comes out on December 22.

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