In a new interview with Variety, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks has revealed how she landed her role in The Mandalorian.
Sasha Banks has been on one hell of a run throughout the second half of 2020. She has been involved in arguably the biggest feud of the year with Bayley, as well as winning the SmackDown Women’s Title from her long time rival.
On top of all of that she has also made her on screen acting debut in the Star Wars television series The Mandalorian. Banks has now detailed how she ended up being offered the role of Koska Reeves, and it all stems from an interview she did with ‘Hot Ones.’
“So Jon Favreau came to me because he watched an interview that I did with ‘Hot Ones.’ And he really liked me and got my contact information. Then on FaceTime he asked me to be part of ‘The Mandalorian.’ I was like, ‘Well, I cannot say no,’ but I was so incredibly nervous, because I didn’t know if I was going to be able to do it with the WWE schedule. You know, we used to travel a lot. But they made it work and everything happened. And it was such an incredible episode. I still just can’t get over how awesome that was. Not only to be part of ‘Star Wars,’ but one of legit the greatest episodes in the history of television like that. I could watch that all the time. That was such a bad ass introduction to the world of ‘Star Wars.’ I’m so thankful I saved Baby Yoda! I cannot get over it. Oh my god.”
Elsewhere in the interview she describes stepping onto the set for the first time as “just like the first time ever seeing a wrestling ring.”
Meanwhile back in the WWE will face off against Raw Women’s Champion Asuka at Survivor Series on the 22nd November. “The Boss” has also been in the news lately for laying down a challenge to NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray.