This past week the mystery surrounding Sasha Banks was lifted. Now we know she is playing Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian, though there was no hint of that previously. We knew Banks was in The Mandalorian, however here role was unknown. Many fans, myself include though Banks could be playing Sabine Wren and we were wrong.
Now Banks, real name Mercedes Varnado, has discussed her Star Wars debut with Variety. Varnado, who’s WWE stage name is Sasha Banks was asked how she landed the role in The Mandalorian.
“It’s a huge deal. I still cannot get over it. It still does not feel real to me. The more interviews I do, the more I feel like ‘Oh, my God, holy–‘ I’m telling you right now, it still does not feel real to me. It’s frickin Star Wars! One of the biggest franchises in the whole world, one of the biggest universes you can ever be a part of.”
“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.”
It remains to be seen whether the Koska Reeves character will return in The Mandalorian. However, I would guess there is a chance we could see Banks return somewhere down the line. What did you think of Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian? Leave your thoughts below as always.