Phoebe Waller-Bridge will portray Indy’s goddaughter Helena in Indiana Jones 5. Waller-Bridge, incoming franchise director James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan), and other principals shared that and lots of other details about the long-awaited sequel in a new Empire article.
“She’s a mystery and a wonder,” Waller-Bridge told Empire. Mangold shared a little bit more–and the rest of all that’s known so far– about the role, describing her as “slippery, charming, the girl next door, a grifter.” Harrison Ford, who will be returning to play Jones, adds that Helena is “a pioneer in ethical accounting.”
The only other substantive detail shared about the character is that for Mangold, a key reference point in imagining Helena was Barbara Stanwyck’s role in 1941 screwball comedy The Lady Eve.
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Author: David Wolinsky