British actress Natalia Tena (Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones) has revealed via her Twitter account that she will be playing that purple Twi’lek bounty hunter spotted in the trailer that is walking behind Bill Burr’s character.
TENA: “The Mandalorian trailer is finally here! Can you spot my purple alien face? So honoured to have been part of this banging series, my inner geek is doing backflips with bells on.”
The @themandalorian trailer is finally here! Can you spot my purple alien face? So honoured to have been part of this banging series, my inner geek is doing backflips with bells on. https://t.co/kwJMSzWD5c
— Natalia Tena (@NatTenaLady) August 24, 2019
She is likely best known as Osha in the Game of Thrones series and Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter movies.
Previously, we assumed this role was given to Emily Swallow, I guess that isn’t the case and Natalia has this role. The smirk should have been the dead giveaway.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The rest of the cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Bill Burr, Mark Boone Jr., Ming-Na Wen, Julia Jones, and as previously mentioned Emily Swallow.
A second season of The Mandalorian is already on the way with Jon Favreau set to write and produce along with direct an episode as well. I’m curious if any of the supporting characters will survive this series given the grittiness shown in the trailer.
The Mandalorian is set to begin airing on Disney+ starting on November 12th.
SOURCE: NATALIA TENA