Mrs. Coulter has a daughter named Lyra (Dafne Willing) who’s our protagonist in the primary season His Dark Materials. Curiously, even though, Lyra isn’t the nature with whom Coulter has her most powerful connection.
Everybody in Lyra’s international has an exterior soul or, as they’re extra repeatedly referred to, daemons. Daemons are roughly like a witch’s acquainted, aside from that the relationship between daemon and human is so sturdy that they want each and every different to live to tell the tale (no less than, as far as we all know in the start). It is not even protected for human and daemon to be too a ways aside bodily from one every other. Kids’s daemons can form shift into other animals, as they need, however as soon as an individual matures into an grownup, their daemon takes a constant shape.
Mrs. Coulter’s daemon is a golden monkey. Whilst Coulter is, in the strictest sense, shut together with her daemon, that does not mean she is type to them. To the contrary, we see that Coulter has long past to nice lengths to split from her monkey, and even if they’re in shut proximity, she is ceaselessly stern — even abusive.
That is a large a part of what Wilson latched onto, in working out Coulter. “What you do have is the connection with the monkey,” she says. “And I assumed, for me, that used to be key as a result of that is who she is, [the monkey is] her soul as neatly. So you’ll be able to roughly point out her personal character and her personal psychology thru her courting with the monkey. In order that for me used to be like, wow, this can be a in reality, in reality amusing and distinctive method of exploring personality.”
Coulter has a courting with one thing else which additionally helped Wilson dig into who she in reality is.