Why Dishonored 2's Meagan Foster Sounds So Familiar

One-armed Dreadful Wale captain Meagan Foster plays a major role in "Dishonored 2," ferrying Emily or Corvo from location to location and providing key leads. If the player takes a low chaos approach, she eventually opens up about her true identity and past as Billie Lurk. The former lieutenant of the Whalers, she serves as the primary antagonist of the "Dishonored" DLC "The Knife of Dunwall," betraying Daud, leader of The Whalers and her mentor, in an attempt to take over the group of professional killers. She also reveals that she took part in the assassination of Empress Jessamine Kaldwin, kicking off the events of the original game.


Foster's story intertwines with several of the main figures throughout the "Dishonored" series, culminating in the final piece of content released for the franchise, "Death of the Outsider." Developer Arkane turned to a seasoned film and television actor to bring the complex and troubled character to life: Rosario Dawson. With an on screen career dating all the way back to 1995 and spanning multiple million dollar properties, you've likely run into Dawson more than once at the movie theater or on your nights in with Netflix. Here are some of her most lauded and well-known roles.

Dawson played an unwitting alien princess in Men in Black 2

Dawson popped up in many films during the late '90s and early 2000s, including "Josie and the Pussycats" and "The Rundown" alongside Dwayne Johnson and Christopher Walken. While these projects helped build her star power, one of her most high profile early performances came to the big screen in 2002 via "Men in Black 2." In the sequel, Dawson portrayed Laura Vasquez, a young woman with a powerful lineage who gets caught up in the conflict between Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and the central villain, Serleena (Lara Flynn Boyle).


Though "Men in Black 2" did not live up to the legacy established by the original, scoring an abysmal 39% on Rotten Tomatoes, it served as a great stepping stone for Dawson. That same year, she featured in another famously bad movie, Eddie Murphy's career-ending "Adventures of Pluto Nash," before appearing in the critically lauded "25th Hour" alongside Ed Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Several more films followed over the next few years, including a supporting part in the 2004 epic historical drama, "Alexander."

She finally got to sing and dance her heart out in Rent

2005 proved an important year for Dawson, as she appeared in two major motion pictures: "Sin City" and "Rent." She portrayed Gail in the former, the leader of the Girls of Old Town and the occasional lover of Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen). Gail plays a key role in "The Big Fat Kill," the section of the movie based on the comic book limited series of the same name. "Sin City" scored high with critics and viewers (via Rotten Tomatoes) thanks to its impressive visuals, strong ensemble cast, and gritty action sequences. Dawson returned as Gail in the 2014 follow-up, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."


Though "Sin City" was a notable triumph, many point to "Rent" as Dawson's breakout role. She played Mimi Marquez in the film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's musical sensation, joining six of the original Broadway cast members. Her relationship with Roger (Adam Pascal) and their shared struggle with HIV acts as one of the central plotlines of the story. "Rent" proved divisive following its release, earning a 46% Tomatometer but an 83% Audience Score. Either way, it was a dream come to true for Dawson. "Some kids want to be a ballerina, or a princess, but I've always wanted to sing and dance," she revealed to Blackfilm.com

Dawson managed a fake fast food joint in Clerks 2

Dawson followed "Rent" with a main role in "Clerks 2," the sequel to the 1994 classic written, produced, and directed by Kevin Smith. She plays Becky, the manager of the fast food restaurant where Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) end up working after Quick Stop and RTS Video burn down in an accidental fire. Eventually, Becky and Dante enter a fraught relationship, complete with a one-night stand and an unexpected pregnancy — all while Dante is engaged to another woman and preparing to leave for Florida. Hijinks ensue, with the pair declaring their love for one another and working things out.


Though "Clerks 2" didn't rate as well as the cult hit that kicked off the franchise, many critics and viewers still found aspects to love in the comedy. After hitting some speed bumps, "Clerks 3" entered production in August 2021. Dawson returns as Becky alongside the other central characters, with the group setting out to make a movie about Quick Stop after Randall survives a heart attack. According to Smith, "Clerks 3" will likely release "somewhere between mid-to-late 2022," though the schedule remains in the hands of distributor Lionsgate (per ComicBook.com).

She patched up The Defenders as Netflix's Night Nurse

The year before "Dishonored 2" released, Dawson made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Claire Temple (a.k.a. Night Nurse) in Netflix's "Daredevil." She plays a supporting role throughout the first two seasons, assisting Matthew Murdock (Charlie Cox) with the injuries he sustains while protecting the city. She later quits her job at Metro-General Hospital, leaving Hell's Kitchen in favor of Harlem. This leads directly into the events of "Luke Cage," during which Claire and Luke begin and end a romantic relationship.


In addition to "Daredevil" and "Luke Cage," Claire appears in "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist," and "The Defenders," acting as one of the core threads that tie the superheroes together. Though Netflix ultimately canceled its Marvel shows, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Charlie Cox would return as the MCU's "Daredevil" in future properties (via Cinema Blend). Additionally, Vincent D'Onofrio, who brought Kingpin to life on Netflix, reprised his role in Disney+ series "Hawkeye," indicating that other key players (like Dawson) could reclaim their own characters in upcoming projects. 

While Claire's fate remains up in the air, Dawson has made the jump from Marvel to "Star Wars," with the Disney+ series "Ahsoka" already on the way. Dawson plays the title role, following up her brief appearance in Season 2 of "The Mandalorian."