Speaking about Bo-Katan's live-action debut in a recent interview, Sackhoff noted that there is a story to be told between her character and an important "Mandalorian" villain.
"The Mandalorian" is filled with "Star Wars" cameos, and the surprise appearance last week of Bo-Katan, a Mandalorian and leader of the Nite Owls, was one of the show's biggest surprises. Katee Sackhoff, who portrayed the character in the third episode of "The Mandalorian," Season 2, recently discussed work on the series and the opportunities for Bo-Katan in future episodes.
Sackhoff, who also voiced Bo-Katan on the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels", recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the character's live-action debut and story in "Star Wars" – Shows.
"My dad raised me with science fiction and 'Star Wars' so that a dream could come true," Sackhoff told Entertainment Tonight. "When the news of The Mandalorian came out, I thought in the back of my mind," You never know. "I knew it probably wasn't going to happen. Fan auditions never happen. I cleverly mentioned it to Dave Filoni and he said in his cheeky way," Well, you never know ". When I got a call, to sit down with Jon Favreau, my brain exploded. "
Bo-Katan was a key figure in several episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," in which she defied the rule of former Sith Lord Maul and allied herself with Obi-Wan Kenobi. She eventually acquired the Darksaber during the events of the Star Wars Rebels and began running a handful of Mandalorians. It is still unclear how Moff took the legendary weapon from Gideon Bo-Katan.
Sackhoff said that "there is a story" regarding her character's misplaced Darksaber, but she declined to confirm that Bo-Katan will return in later episodes. Given Bo-Katan's close relationship with Mandalorian culture and the myriad of loose endings surrounding Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and the Darksaber, franchise fans have reason to believe that Sackhoff will reappear later in the season. Regarding the growth of her character, Sackhoff noted that Bo-Katan still has a mission to complete and suggested that her ego could play a role in her future adventures.
"She has something else on her mind and everything she does is purposeful, and I think that's new to her," Sackhoff said in the ET interview. "She grew into the role of a leader and eventually believes that she is that leader, but there is an ego that goes with it for her and may or may not work against her."
Bo-Katan is one of the few popular “Star Wars” characters that appear or will be seen in the second season of “The Mandalorian”. Legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison, who portrayed Jango Fett in "Attack of the Clones") appeared briefly at the end of the season two premiere and is likely to return later in the season, while ex-Jedi Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) expected to make her live-action debut in an upcoming episode. Espositos Moff Gideon is expected to return, as is Mayfeld (Bill Burr), the first season character.
Sackhoff's interview with Entertainment Tonight can be viewed here.