Mandalorian Bo-Katan Actress Thought She Would Be Replaced by Scarlet Johansson

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By Elazje Carillo | More Articles Managing Editor
January 29, 2021  04:35 PM

Katee Sackhoff has played the role of Bo-Katan Kryze in the animation series of the Star Wars universe. She has been the character’s voice in various reiterations of Bo-Katan.

When the time came for the character to be in the live-action, the actress thought that she had no chance in the role as she thought they might hire a bigger celebrity.

Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian

In Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast Inside of You, the 40-year-old actress thought she will be recast for the live-action. Sackhoff expected that the live-action role will go to a bigger star like Scarlett Johansson. The actress is known for her role in Battlestar Galactica as Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace. She has become a familiar name among sci-fi TV fans.
Bo-Katan in Star Wars Rebels

Sackhoff’s public profile as an actress has almost 60 credits to her name and it is quite filled with many sci-fi experiences. Anything beyond the genre is quite limited. As Screenrant reported, Sackhoff has appeared in The Flash and Robot Chicken. In the Call of Duty game series, Sackhoff voiced the character of Sarah Hall.

Sackhoff voices Bo-Katan in shows like Star Wars: The Clones Wars and Star Wars Rebels. When The Mandalorian Season 2 needed to have the live-action reiteration of Bo-Katan, Sackhoff thought she didn’t have a chance. She admitted that her character’s transition to live-action was an emotional one.

Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian was a major highlight for many fans as it connected the series to the Star Wars’ wider canon which was established by animated shows. Sackhoff said that she was surprised when The Mandalorian’s showrunner Jon Favreau called her to appear as Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian.

Bo-Katan only appeared for two episodes in The Mandalorian but the character is expected to return for the third season. There is a potential plotline set up by season 2’s finale that may be crucial in The Mandalorian Season 3. The plot involves the Darksaber, with which Bo-Katan has a long history. 

If the aforementioned plotline is followed, Bo-Katan can become an integral character in the third season. This will give Sackhoff more time to shine, raising her profile even more.

The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to be released in December 2021.

Related: The Mandalorian's Gina Carano Claims She Hasn't Seen Season 2 Yet

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Elazje Carillo Elazje spent her childhood with DC cartoons and her teenage years with Marvel movies. She has loved the fantasy and sci-fi genres ever since she started reading books. Her love for reading and fiction has led her to take on Literature as a college degree. She pursued a career doing what she loves since she was a child. By the way, her love for movies makes her aspire to become a filmmaker.
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