A while back, there was a call online from Star Wars fans to see the Cara Dune role to continue with New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless (Xena, Battlestar Galactica) taking the part in season three of The Mandalorian (currently filming in California).
However, Lawless alludes to Metro during a chat that the online campaign may have hurt her chances to land another Star Wars role that she had been in discussions for. Although, she won’t name the project other than it’s not The Mandalorian.
“Well to be honest with you, I was already in discussions about something on – it wasn’t The Mandalorian – something Star Wars-affiliated.”
“It might have hurt me in some way, because then they couldn’t hire me because it would seem to be pandering to… I’m just guessing here, I don’t know anything, but in some ways, it can be unhelpful, because if they pander to this fan group, then how are you going to pander to every other fan group, do you know what I mean?”
It doesn’t sound like Lucy Lawless is going to join the Star Wars universe anytime soon, revealing that she might have talks with Lucasfilm for something else would suggest that nothing came together. Normally, we don’t often hear from actors that didn’t land roles so it’s certainly interesting to hear her perspective of a well-meaning online campaign.
As expected since December, The Mandalorian will return to Disney+ in 2022.