Rebecca Ferguson is the Coolest Member of the Dune Cast

Laura J. Burns
Laura J. Burns writes books, writes for TV, and sometimes writes TV based on books and books based on TV. She will never, however, write a poem. She’s the managing editor of The Antagonist.

I recently binged the Apple TV+ show Silo starring Rebecca Ferguson. She plays a very dour character who might smile once during the entire first season. Emphasis on the “might.” So I was unprepared for the version of Ferguson who showed up for the spectacle that is the press tour for Dune: Part Two.

Witness her.

Come for her fierce looks, stay for the terrible AI narration

I have a Mission: Impossible gap in my cinematic knowledge, so I don’t know much about Ferguson, but she’s my new favorite person. Look at these insane shoes she’s wearing with exactly ONE athletic sock!

Would you want to go on a press tour with red carpet superstars like Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Timmy Chablis (TM Emily Chambers)? Nobody wants that! Those people are terrifying fashionistas! But Rebecca Ferguson doesn’t care, she just shows up wearing dog chains from a pet store, daring you to remember she’s supposed to be Timmy’s mom, and starts dropping bombs.

Oh, did you miss the bomb-throwing portion of her press tour?

The internet spent days trying to figure out who she was talking about. I got a good chuckle out of the TikTokkers, babies all, guessing Tom Cruise. Children, if anyone dared speak to Tom Cruise like that on a set, they would be reduced to a pile of ash instantaneously by the sheer intensity of his shocked gaze. My favorite part was The Rock making a veiled threat at “who did this” just to make it clear to everyone that she didn’t mean him. (We all know she’s talking about Hugh Grant, right? It’s always Hugh Grant.)

Ferguson has done the impossible indeed–managed to grab attention during a press tour filled with the hottest actors on the planet. And she did it in the best way, by being outrageously herself.

And because, like Colbert, I’m half in love with her after that first set, I’m going to post the second one too.

I’ve never liked Paul Atreides, but now I’m going to see Dune: Part Two just for Lady Jessica.

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