Sasha Banks made her Star Wars debut a few weeks ago when she appeared on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Two years ago, The Boss appeared on the YouTube show, Hot Ones, which landed her a role in The Mandalorian.
She recently spoke with ProSieben MAXX and talked about her Star Wars role. Banks revealed how she got the role and that she still can’t believe she acted as Koska Reeves.
“He watched me on Hot Ones. So, if you watched Hot Ones, I said that I’m a WWE Superstar. So he said he loved my personality on that and he wanted to write a role for me.”
“I was just honestly in such shock that I’m still, to this day, pinching myself that I was even in a Star Wars episode. It’s just so surreal. It’s so crazy, but it’s such an honor as well. If you have a dream, anything can happen. Let the universe guide you.”
The SmackDown Women’s Champion also revealed that she didn’t take acting lessons for this role. She said that because of WWE, she was already prepared to act in The Mandalorian.
“I act every single week on Friday Night SmackDown,” replied Banks. “I was acting every single week on Monday Night RAW. There’s nothing really to prepare for. When you work for the WWE, you have everything you need.”