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Carrie-Anne Moss on kombucha, cold plunges and new ‘Star Wars’ series ‘The Acolyte’

Carrie-Anne Moss may be best known for “The Matrix” movies, playing motorcycle-riding, butt-kicking Trinity, whose second-skin black vinyl catsuits and ebony trench quickly became iconic. But the Canadian-born actress insists she’s far more holistic than hellion in real life.

The founder of Annapurna Living, a mindful female empowerment brand, has been practicing yoga for decades and left the hustle and bustle of L.A. for a farmhouse in New Hampshire with her actor husband, Steven Roy. 

Yet Moss, 56, is now back with another badass role. She plays Master Indara in Disney+’s highly anticipated “Star Wars” saga, “The Acolyte,” wearing a signature hooded cloak likely to make its own sartorial splash. For the physically demanding role, she went through choreography training, paired with cardio, weights and Pilates workouts.

Moss tells Alexa that her new character is “a formidable Jedi with great skill and physical and mental strength,” known for her “layered, structured, textured kimono-like amazingness.” She winkingly adds that her own off-duty wardrobe issomewhat disheveled with moments of grace.”

Here are some of the things that help the “Memento” star maintain her well-grounded lifestyle — and one special seat still on her wishlist.

Watch Carrie-Anne Moss star as Master Indara in the “Star Wars” saga, “The Acolyte,” every Tuesday through July 16 on Disney+.

FAVORITE FRAGRANCE: Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Eau de Parfum

“With notes of Turkish rose petals, pink peppercorns and amber, all I can say is … obsessed!”

FAVORITE SHADES: Coach Bandit Oversized Sunglasses

“These are classic, yet still have a uniqueness about them.”

FAVORITE BLOW-DRY: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

“Saves the mane, like for real.”


“I am growing my hair out and this gives my natural wave and texture a boost.”

FAVORITE HAUTE SEAT: Carl Hansen Hans J. Wegner’s CH07 Shell Chair

“I love this avant-garde, midcentury-modern aesthetic, and I have a perfect spot waiting for this chair.”

FAVORITE THIRST QUENCHER: JuneShine Grapefruit Splash Hard Kombucha

“Hard Kombucha, my somewhat guilty pleasure.”

FAVORITE TOTE: Calpak Luka Duffel Bag

“With tons of travel for work and pleasure, this helps keep me streamlined.”

FAVORITE GLOW-UP: Living Libations Summer Shimmer Tropical

“Living Libations is my absolute favorite skin line and I love how this moisturizer leaves you with a golden glow.”

FAVORITE MAXI DRESS: AwaveAwake Gayatri Gown

“The slit, the drape, the open back … this dress is heaven on the senses.”

FAVORITE SLEEP AID: Dazed But Amazed Complete Bed Set

“One of my favorite things is feeling that exhale as I climb into bed at night. These are my favorite linen sheets and I’m eyeing this color. I like to change up my bedroom seasonally by changing my bed. These bring summer vibes to me.”

FAVORITE DETOX: Almost Heaven Phoenix 6 Person Luxury Barrel Sauna

“It may take some time to heat up, but I love the intentional nature of a wood-fired sauna.”

FAVORITE AMBIANCE SETTER: Bee You Organics 100% Beeswax Pillar Candle

“When night comes, and I cook dinner, I always light a candle to inspire myself and set the tone. I love these pure beeswax candles.”


“I love a good cold plunge. It is the best post-workout relief because it reduces inflammation and accelerates muscle recovery.”


“Truly the most magical hotel on a secluded estate in Hampshire, England. I stayed here while shooting ‘The Acolyte’ and it was so profoundly nourishing with its 438 acres of woodlands, gardens, meadows, orchards and lakes. The service is impeccable, as are the rooms and the food and cocktails in the Moon Bar. It’s beyond amazing.”