Thanks to a tip from WotSeries reader, Gardinia, the mystery actor from the season 2 wrap video released on May 18, 2022 has been identified as Rima Te Wiata.
Te Wiata is a London-born New Zealand singer, writer, comedian, and actor with stage, film, and television experience. Daughter to opera singer Inia Te Wiata and actor/singer Beryl Te Wiata, Te Wiata was exposed to performing early in life. She made her screen debut in 1986 and has since built a successful career including singing, voice acting, and acting in both television, film, and on the stage. Most recently, she won Best Actress award at the NZ TV Awards for her role in The Tender Trap.
We reached out to her agency for comment and received no reply. Until there is official acknowledgement from the production, this is still unconfirmed.
Interestingly, on her social media, Te Wiata shared a picture of herself in Prague in December 2021 alongside an owl named Falzo. While the owl may not have anything to do with The Wheel of Time, one character who famously owns a pet owl is Verin Mathwin, a character whose casting has not yet been announced.
Up until this point, fans have been speculating that Verin might be played by the previously announced Meera Syal, however we suspect some fans might be changing their guesses with this latest information. Who do you think Rima Te Wiata might be playing? Let us know in the comments below!
Fantastic! She was brilliant in Hunt for the Wilder People for which she won Best Supporting Actress .
And when I looked up her IMDB listing I realised why she seemed so vaguely familiar but hard to pin down – she was one of the Full Frontal team in the 90s!
This will mean nothing to those who are not Aussies and Kiwis (not even sure Kiwis had it?) but it was the top rated comedy ensemble show for years following on from “Fast Forward”. Think Saturday Night Live skit show and you’d come close. It was hysterically funny and the team from those shows are well known for their wit, ad libs and incredible character acting.
They have made a fantastic choice!
Maybe Meers Syal is in fact Sheriam ?
I would have said it’s most likely she will play one of the wise ones? I really really want Meera as Verin. 🤞🏻
I could totally see her for Verin but then who would Meera be playing?!? I want her to have a character with a sense of humor. She’d better not be Elaida or I will riot.
I don’t know…she looks like Verin to me.
As soon as I saw the picture I thought Verin.
So cool! I will just say, though, that the owl is likely just one of many animals (snakes, owls, etc.) that people make available for photos for a small ( sometimes 10€+) fee.
It’s a bit early in the story to match the books, but considering the age, perhaps Cadsuane?