Mercedes Moné Believes Being On “The Mandalorian” Led To Her Best Year In Wrestling

Mercedes Mone

Mercedes Moné has explained why being on The Mandalorian taught her a lot about character development, which led to great success in her wrestling career.

During her WWE career as Sasha Banks, the current IWGP Women’s Champion Mercedes Moné took a bit of a break to film scenes for Disney’s The Mandalorian TV show.

Mone plays Koska Reeves on The Mandalorian and she has talked a lot about wanting to do more acting in her career.

While taking part in The Mandalorian cast panel at Emerald City Con (video via Popverse) recently, Mercedes Moné spoke about her experience on the show led to her utilizing the techniques she learned as part of her performances in WWE.

“I never experienced anything where you had to repeat yourself over and over and over and over. I’m so used to just one take, live, and then go, and just be like, ‘Okay.’ That’s my anxiety and stress, but I know I can get it done. But to do it 20 times, maybe 40 times, great. Now we have to change angles. Now we have to do it 40 or 50 times on your left side, from the back, to the right, above you, behind you, underneath you. I never, ever experienced that.”

“So to do 14-hour days I would just look at Katee [Sackhoff] and I would just be so blown away. I learned so much from you, and I grew from watching you. I was so empowered by everything you did on set. She knew Bo as a tea that she would go to Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filoni] and be like, ‘I think Bo would do this or say this.’”

“I learned so much from Katee because I brought that back to wrestling. I’m like, you have to remember who you are and what you’re gonna bring to the table. You are the character. You’re gonna be this the rest of your life and bring it to people’s viewership. So she knew so much about being a strong woman that I brought that back to wrestling, and I felt like that was one of my best years in wrestling in 2019 and 2020 because of everything I learned from you and Bryce [Dallas Howard].”

H/T Fightful