Day 27 – Teckla Minnau
Teckla Minnau is a handmaiden introduced in Attack of the Clones after Cordé, Versé, and Dormé. You can barely see Teckla in the film though. She appears briefly serving Padmé and Anakin some food during the Naboo lake sequence.
The majority of Teckla’s Star Wars scenes occurred in two episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
In the “Pursuit of Peace” Teckla talks with Padmé about war’s effect on everyday people.
In “An Old Friend” Teckla accompanies Padmé to Scipio and sadly loses her life during an attempt to recover important Banking Clan files.
I couldn’t find the name of the actress who played Teckla in Attack of the Clones, but Ashley Moynihan voiced her in both episodes of The Clone Wars.
It was great to see more interactions between Padmé and one of her handmaidens in these two episodes of The Clones Wars and I think it was overall a fun choice to decide that she was the same handmaiden who briefly appeared in Attack of the Clones.
You can learn more about Teckla Minnau on her Wookieepedia page.
Tomorrow the handmaidens from Revenge of the Sith are up, starting with Moteé and Ellé.
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