How did Sasha Banks get the role in ‘The Mandalorian’?

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In addition to being the SmackDown champion, Sasha Banks was lucky enough to have a role in the ” Star Wars: The Mandalorian ” series on Disney +. But how did she manage to have this role when she had never participated in a project like this?

She was in interview with Variety this week and she revealed that she got this role thanks to … chicken wings! Indeed, executive producer Jon Favreau discovered her in the ‘Hot Ones’ YouTube series and decided to get in touch with her at that time:

So Jon Favreau came over to talk to me because he watched an interview I did with Hot Ones. And he really liked me, he asked for my information to contact me. Then on FaceTime, he asked me to be part of The Mandalorian. I figured I couldn’t say no, but I was so nervous because I didn’t know if I was going to be able to do it with my schedule in WWE. ”

Banks explains that they travel a lot in WWE, but the Mandalorian crew managed to put everything together to make the shoot work. She also explains that filming was easier than she thought because everyone felt like they were living in the Star Wars universe, being in another galaxy full time.

Now only the future will tell if Sasha Banks gets the chance to participate in other Disney projects or for another Mandalorian season.

His stint at Hot Ones:


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