The return of Vanessa Marshall to her signature role of Hera Syndulla in The Bad Batch episodes Devil’s Deal and Rescue on Ryloth were a very welcome treat and surprise for the fandom, introducing us to a younger version of the character we grew to love so much in Star Wars Rebels. Vanessa caught up with the official site for a brief interview to talk Hera and more besides.

“I remember getting the script for the first episode the night before recording, and I was completely sobbing. As usual!” she says. “But it was just so moving and I really felt that they captured her innocence at that point, that would blossom into such a brilliant fighter, such a nurturing general, such a strong, iconic female character. But it was great to see her dreams before they came true.”

We also caught up with vanessa last week for the latest Bad Batch roundtable which you can watch below or listen to on Making Tracks.

Queen's Hope
  • Hardcover Book
  • Johnston, E. K. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 11/02/2021 (Publication Date) - Disney Lucasfilm Press (Publisher)