Ming-na Wen, who plays Fennec Shand in the Star Wars Universe, is out and about promoting The Book of Boba Fett, and she has shared some insights into the type of characters Fennec and Boba will be in the series.
Wen sat down to talk with D23 Magazine, and The Direct snagged the interview. In it, she discusses how Fennec and Boba will be attempting to bring a new approach to running a criminal empire, but the show will also focus on their relationship and new partnership. Wen went on to explain:
“Well, there’s a partnership between the two of them [Fennec and Boba Fett], for sure. They’re bonded by the fact that they both lived through a near-death experience. And there is a sense of code that they both abide by.”Ming-Na Wen
Ming-Na also warned fans that even though Boba and Fennec did some heroic things in The Mandalorian Season 2, they haven’t fully made a turn to being as righteous as a Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia. She explained:
“So it’s going to be really interesting to see how their dynamics grow in The Book of Boba Fett. I think that’s all I can say. The rest is, you have to watch. Not that they’re the bad guys. They’re not that good either.”Ming-Na Wen
They are bounty hunters by trade, so this shouldn’t be surprising to hear. While hunters abide by a code, they do some pretty shady things to get the job done, so Wen doubled down on the characterization of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand by describing them as antiheroes. She said:
“We are the anti-hero. I like playing an anti-hero. You get away with more, I think.”Ming-Na Wen
We have sort of seen a Star Wars antihero already in the form of Din Djarin before he decided to save Grogu, and considering how he made an impact on fans, Fennec and Boba’s shady antics should as well. Although, it sounds like these two will remain antiheroes instead of transitioning into a true hero like Din did over the first two seasons of Mando.
Nick and I will talk more about Ming-Na Wen’s interview on next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.