Katee Sackhoff has a novel place within the Star Wars universe as she’s one in every of few actors to painting the identical Star Wars character in each live-action and animation. Mandalorian Bo-Katan was first launched in Dave Filoni’s The Clone Wars earlier than showing in The Mandalorian, which means Sackhoff has spent years with the position. It’s for that reason that the author and director of The Mandalorian Season 3 apparently deferred to her when it got here to how the character must be portrayed.
Whereas actors can actually give some quantity of enter concerning deal with a personality or a scene, the job of the actor is normally to easily give the efficiency requested of them. It’s the author or the director who decides what the character must be doing. Nevertheless, Katee Sackhoff tells Empire that on the set of The Mandalorian Season 3 she had a “loopy expertise” as a result of producer Jon Favreau and director Rick Famuyiwa would typically ask her how she felt as a result of they understood that she knew the character higher than they did. Sackhoff defined…
Whereas the expertise of getting a producer and director defer to her might have been loopy, it was clearly one thing that Katee Sackhoff appreciated. She not solely understands this character effectively but additionally apparently feels very near the character. By having some quantity of energy in how she is portrayed that closeness is simply going to develop, and certain result in a greater efficiency general.
Bo-Katan first appeared in a Season 4 episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars so Katee Sackhoff has been enjoying the position in a single kind or one other for over a decade now, having appeared there and in Star Wars: Rebels earlier than making the transition to live-action in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Precisely what we’ll see from Bo Katan within the upcoming season of The Mandalorian stays to be seen. She and Din Djarden aren’t essentially working towards the identical objectives. We all know Bo-Katan is attempting to unite Mandalore, however the image of that unification, the Darksaber, belongs to The Mandalorian. He might produce other objectives since his focus is on his explicit offshoot of Mandlorians, which Bo-Katan sees as a cult. We’ll discover out when Season 3 hits Disney+ on March 1.