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Katee Sackhoff Hints At Bo-Katan’s Age in The Mandalorian – FANgirl Weblog

Katee Sackhoff Hints At Bo-Katan’s Age in The Mandalorian – FANgirl Weblog


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Pedro Pascal and Katee Sackhoff converse onstage throughout the Mandalorian particular launch occasion at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 28, 2023. (Picture by Jesse Grant/Getty Photographs for Disney)

The day earlier than The Mandalorian World Premiere, Fangirls Going Rogue participated in a Star Wars podcast roundtable with Katee Sackhoff, who stars as Bo-Katan Kryze. Amongst followers, there was a lot dialogue in regards to the character’s age. Katee Sackhoff is 42 years outdated at present, however the assumption has been Bo-Katan is nearer to her sister Satine’s age. Due to Satine’s romance with Obi-Wan Kenobi, that will put Bo-Katan nearer to her sixties within the sequence. (Duchess of Darksaber Gentle on Twitter goes into nice element on the clues.) Whereas Grogu and Bo-Katan are worlds aside developmentally, as a storyteller attention-grabbing parallels exist inserting these two characters across the identical age – early fifties – which is the place Katee hints in her response beneath. The extra we see from the character, the clearer the reply to this query will develop into. With Katee Sackhoff elevated to a sequence star this season, hopefully all might be revealed!


This roundtable was edited for readability.

Sarah from Fangirls Going Rogue: You’re recognized for taking part in two iconic characters in Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian and likewise Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. They each form of set their very own guidelines. So is there one thing about this kind of character that you just’re drawn to particularly?

Katee Sackhoff: Hear, I’m such a rule follower in my very own life, so it’s very good to reside vicariously by these girls. However no, I really like sophisticated girls. I discover them to be essentially the most relatable. Life isn’t black and white. I discover them to be essentially the most attention-grabbing to type of reside in for some time, for positive.

Charlotte from Skytalkers: On this season, how would you describe Din and Bo’s relationship?

KS: He’s a little bit of a distraction and a nuisance to her. I feel that he inserted himself in a plan that she thought was going to go a method, and didn’t actually work out the way in which that she wished it to. I feel that Bo-Katan actually believes that the one option to rule her folks is by possessing the darksaber. And I feel that if I have been her — and we’ve all seen her sitting on that throne stewing — I’d be determining learn how to get it again. I feel that most likely permeates most of her pondering at this level.

Richard from Skywalking By means of Neverland: Are you able to speak about Bo-Katan armor? How the Mandalorians wish to personalize their armor. Did you personalize Bo-Katan armor in any approach?

KS: You’re proper, armor is extremely customized within the Mandalorians. I feel that’s one of many issues, only a fan of Star Wars and like Katee on set, strolling round and taking a look at the entire completely different armor this 12 months was completely a lot enjoyable. Our costume division is simply unmatched. They’re so good at what they do. And also you see how I’m avoiding the query that you just requested me, proper? I feel that is, you understand, we’ll see.

Kerwin from Father Son Galaxy: You portrayed the character Bo-Katan in each the animated and reside motion sequence. How did you strategy enjoying this character in these completely different codecs, and what have been a few of the challenges and alternatives of bringing Bo-Katan to life in a reside motion setting?

KS: Such an excellent query. Okay, so voice appearing for Bo-Katan is a very completely different medium. After I’m within the voice recording sales space, I can do no matter I would like with my physique. I’m not restricted. There’s a degree of freedom that comes from simply specializing in what your voice is doing and never having to consider what your palms are doing on the identical time.

So then as soon as I began enjoying Bo-Katan in reside motion, impulsively I had to determine how she moved, how she walked, how she carried herself. What did her palms do? And what I spotted from watching the animation after which placing on her armor, and having performed the voice for therefore lengthy, what I spotted is that Bo is extremely stoic and she or he is purposeful along with her actions.

When she strikes and when she speaks, it’s very intentional. And so I needed to calm myself after I performed her, and guarantee that I didn’t transfer as a lot as I do within the sales space. So after I put the helmet on and play Bo-Katan, it’s the closest factor. I like it as a result of impulsively my face can do no matter it desires to and I don’t have to fret about that I appear like Katee, who’s excited that she’s in Star Wars.

Bryan Younger from Filled with Sith: I wish to ask, you’ve talked lots, even simply on this interview, about being a giant Star Wars fan. I form of wished to return and see in the event you may stroll us by the expertise in season two of attending to be on set with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

KS: I want I used to be on set with Mark Hamill! So Dave Filoni — as of excellent pals as we’re, and as a lot as I belief him, and as a lot as I say that he’s the kindest, most honest, most genuine, most superb man in your entire world — lied to my face and informed me it was Plo Koon. And I believed him, as a result of it was simply an actor with dots on his face. And I believed him. I used to be like, Dave Filoni would by no means deceive me. Come on. We’ve been pals for over ten years now. I belief this man with every little thing, particularly Star Wars. Lied to my face.

So I used to be pondering it was Plo Koon till I actually noticed the episode with you all. And I noticed the inexperienced lightsaber, and I noticed the cloak, and I went, “Cease it! Cease it!” And I noticed the X-wing. I noticed the entire issues that you just guys noticed, and texting Dave all on the identical time. And all I textual content him was: Plo Koon?!?!?! After which an indignant face.

He lied to me.

Dan Zehr from Espresso With Kenobi: Talking of Dave Filoni, what have you ever realized about, as an actor and a storyteller, from spending time with each Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau all through this entire course of?

KS: Speak about dedication to your work with Dave. I imply, he actually lives this. He is aware of this world higher than anyone, most likely higher than George at this level. It’s what he does with an absolute ardour that drives him. And I really like speaking to him about it, on a regular basis. It’s only a pleasure.

And from Jon. I imply, Jon is a grasp. I’ve wished to work with Jon since I received into this enterprise. He was on my listing of individuals I wished to work with. He’s simply such an excellent storyteller. And he actually has the flexibility to steer you on a journey and see the large image, however concentrate on the small particulars. He’s simply so good at what he does.

Sarah from Fangirls Going Rogue: Do you suppose that Bo-Katan sister Satine’s life decisions and her tragic demise actually weigh on Bo-Katan and perhaps inform your efficiency in any approach?

KS: Completely. One of many issues that individuals don’t understand is how younger she was in Clone Wars, as a result of we by no means actually talked about it. She was younger and she or he was impressionable. And she or he believed as a result of she was actually raised to be the warrior within the household. Her sister was in authorities.

She was the warrior, that was her place. And to take that away from the Mandalorian folks? She did what she thought was proper and she or he aligned herself with those who she trusted. And by the point she realized the error of her methods, it was too late and it value her sister her life. I feel that that impacts every little thing that she does. Each transfer she makes, every little thing she’s doing now could be to try to make up for that one second.

Caitlin from Skytalkers: Do you see Bo-Katan as a personality who’s after redemption?

KS: Mmm. I feel that Bo has too large of an ego to appreciate that that must be what she’s doing. Perhaps having misplaced every little thing, and the place we discover her to start with of the season, may put her on that journey probably.

Richard from Skywalking By means of Neverland: You’ve been to so many conventions, assembly so many followers. What reminiscences do you’ve gotten of assembly somebody who both introduced a tear to your eye or made you snicker actually arduous?

KS: Yeah. Oh, my gosh. There’s so many. I’ve been doing this for a very long time now, and one of many issues that I all the time discovered to be extremely vital goes to conventions. It’s a part of the sci fi world. It’s a part of the fan base. And I feel that to disclaim that could be a disservice to the style.

I really like going and speaking to the followers, and listening to what they appreciated in regards to the factor that I did, or speaking about another venture that we each suppose is basically enjoyable. It’s one thing that’s actually vital to me. And there’s been moments that I’ve laughed hysterically.

I used to be simply at a conference and I informed the story of principally how I peed on myself in costume. It was incredible. You recognize, my swimsuit is a one piece, and I’ve to go to the restroom like a traditional particular person. We couldn’t get the entire thing off quick sufficient. And they also created a zipper for me to check out. And it didn’t work. So we scrapped that concept, after which simply received more adept at taking the swimsuit off.

So I attempt to make conventions enjoyable and I attempt to give away a little bit tidbits of, you understand, info that individuals gained’t get wherever else as a result of it’s hysterical.

Keith from Father Son Galaxy: Bo-Katan is a personality with a wealthy and complicated backstory. What drew you to this character, and the way did you put together for the function?

KS: Initially after I received supplied the function of Bo, it was it was a really, very fast dialog with Dave and my staff. And it was identical to, Do you wish to play a feminine Mandalorian warrior in an animated sequence? And I used to be like, In fact I do. And jumped on the alternative. I actually didn’t give it a second thought as a result of I used to be introduced up on Star Wars. To be in Star Wars was like the head factor that you just go after.

So it was virtually working backwards within the sense that, as soon as I had the chance to play her in reside motion, that’s when that work began coming in. And I began questioning all of the issues that she’d been by and what that regarded like. I began doing the work of an on display actor, which is completely different than, in my view, than the work of a voice actor. You study the story simply as nicely. However on the finish of the day, it’s my voice conveying another person’s phrases and story. It was what Dave wished it to sound like. After which as soon as we went into [live action] I took a little bit bit extra possession over the character, I began actually working and attempting to know who she was, and the place she got here from, and the selections that she’d made in her life that type of put her on the trajectory of the place we discovered her in Mandalorian.

Bryan Younger from Filled with Sith: I think about it hits you in a different way as a Star Wars fan, seeing your voice come out of an animated character — that I’m in Star Wars giddiness — versus seeing your self in particular person in Star Wars. Which did hit more durable for you? Or what was that have like, processing the truth that you bought to be in Star Wars?

KS: Oh, completely. I feel that the concept of enjoying a Star Wars character in any medium was not misplaced on me from the very starting. I took the function as a result of I by no means dreamed that Bo could be in reside motion. However seeing your self in Star Wars subsequent to a Jedi … it’s simply loopy.

The little woman in me who watched the unique trilogy with my dad after I was like six years outdated, would have simply died. You recognize what I imply? She would have simply — it’s simply such a cool factor. I don’t know, it’d be arduous pressed for something to match.

Dan Zehr from Espresso With Kenobi: You talked a little bit bit earlier about your variations between your self as an individual and Bo-Katan after which Starbuck. I additionally am an enormous Battlestar Galactica fan, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask you some key similarities and variations for you between Bo-Katan and Starbuck. And in addition I beloved you as Sarah Corvus within the Bionic Girl, too.

KS: Oh, thanks. I beloved that present. Too short-lived. There’s a youthful angst to Starbuck that’s exhausting. She is basically attempting to determine who she is, and the place she suits on this planet, and what her objective is. And she or he’s preventing again towards authority. Most likely a little bit like Bo-Katan after we first meet her in Clone Wars. However I feel that due to the tragic ending of Starbuck, we by no means received to see her develop into a girl, actually.

And I feel that Bo has all of those life experiences, and all of those tragedies and all of those burdens, and the burden of the self-imposed want to steer. I feel all of that has created this character that’s extremely sophisticated and heavy and tragic.

After which Sarah Corvus is simply nuts. Sarah’s simply nuts. She is simply loopy. And that was enjoyable. I beloved enjoying her. I completely beloved enjoying her. That was my first type of foray into superhero standing a little bit bit, within the sense that she had she had superhuman energy, which was actually enjoyable to play.


Take a look at the transcripts for the Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni interview in addition to the roundtable with Govt Producer/Director Rick Famuyira.

The Fangirls Going Rogue podcast Bo-Katan Bonanza episode that breaks down “The Mines of Mandalore” and contains Katee’s interview and our ideas will be discovered HERE.




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