How Jon Favreau Forged WWE’s Sasha Banks In ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2


Seems consuming scorching wings may be nice in your profession: WWE star Sasha Banks has revealed how she was tapped to star in The Mandalorian Season 2 after being noticed by present creator Jon Favreau in an look on YouTube sequence Sizzling Ones.

Banks appeared on the distinctive speak present—which options stars answering questions whereas chomping on progressively spicier scorching wings—in January 2018. The episode has been watched almost 5 million instances on YouTube, together with by Favreau.

Banks recounted how she was approached for the function of Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian Season 2 on WWE’s The Bump speak present: “I used to be informed that Jon Favreau actually favored me and needed to speak to me. I used to be like, ‘Wait, what?’ He FaceTimed me and stated, ‘I noticed your interview on Sizzling Ones and I actually, actually such as you and wish to write a task for you within the present,’” stated Banks.

“I used to be like, ‘OK, I simply need to see if I would have the ability to.’ He stated, ‘We’ll do no matter we’ve got to do to get you on the present.’ I couldn’t imagine it. And right here I’m.”

In one other interview with Selection, Banks expanded: “So Jon Favreau got here to me as a result of he watched an interview that I did with Sizzling Ones. And he actually favored me and bought my contact info.”

“I used to be like, ‘Properly, I can not say no,’ however I used to be so extremely nervous, as a result of I didn’t know if I used to be going to have the ability to do it with the WWE schedule,” stated Banks. “You recognize, we used to journey loads. However they made it work and every part occurred. And it was such an unimaginable episode. I nonetheless simply can’t recover from how superior that was. Not solely to be a part of Star Wars, however one in all legit the best episodes within the historical past of tv like that. I might watch that on a regular basis. That was such a foul ass introduction to the world of Star Wars. I’m so grateful I saved Child Yoda! I can not recover from it. Oh my god.”

Banks first appeared within the third episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+.

She’s additionally one of many stars of WWE’s Friday Night time SmackDown on Fox, on which she is the present reigning SmackDown Girls’s Champion.

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