Ming-Na shares about the return of Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian Season 2, her partnership with Boba Fett, and the creation of the character.
“She’s always been a loner. So to partner up with Boba, I think that’s a huge transition for her and I think also more vulnerable, a little bit. You don’t see it, but for me — in my mind, in my head — once you’ve died, once you’ve been killed, it takes a little bit of that edge off of feeling like you can get out of anything. So I think she’s also just trying to figure out how best to play the new game… She’s always playing a bit of chess here and there, figuring things out. But, ultimately, at this point in her life she’s still quite the mercenary.”
Ming-Na will be reprising her role as Fennec Shand, voicing the character in the upcoming Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Fans will be seeing a younger Fennec in the series, exploring the backstory of the elite assassin.
“She’s cutting her teeth as a bounty hunter in The Bad Batch…She’s still a loner, a drifter…. There’s just a sense of more recklessness about her, just bravado. You know, a young punk. She’s more adventurous and willing to take greater risks because she doesn’t know what the consequences are.”