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11 Amazing Bodies of Mandalorian Stars 

Here’s how they stay in shape.

In "15 Amazing Bodies of Mandalorian Stars," we delve into the fascinating off-screen lives of the cast from "The Mandalorian," a series set in the Star Wars universe. This show follows the story of Din Djarin, a lone bounty hunter navigating the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. As we explore the health and wellness routines of actors like Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, and Ming-Na Wen, we gain insights into how they prepare for their roles in this thrilling narrative of loyalty, combat, and interstellar adventure.


Pedro Pascal


Pedro Pascal plays the titular Mandelorian, also known as Din Djarin. He talked about his life and career to Esquire. He says that he is very protective over the people he cares about. "The possibility of you feeling bad about the record place the other night? That haunts me. I would want to erase that for you." 


Katee Sackhoff


Katee Sackhoff plays Bo-Katan Kryze, and joined in the show's second season. Sackhoff has her own YouTube channel. She shares a lot of her workouts on it. In this video, Sackhoff does upper body exercises, including lat pullovers, arm circles, and squat curl presses. She wrote in the post's caption, "This is a full upper body workout but get ready to feel a REALLY good burn in your arms and shoulders 🔥😃 This one will need some homemade equipment if you don't have any weights."


Ming-Na Wen


Ming-Na Wen plays the recurring role of Fennec Shand. On her wellness Instagram, Wen shares a lot of recipes and meals. In this one, she enjoyed a piece of fish. Wen captioned the post, "Lunchtime! Flounder fillet topped with panko crumbs, cilantro & pomegranate. Cooked in a little butter & olive. Only took 5 mins to make. Fast food never tasted so good! I added a side of beets with buffalo mozarella, basil & tomato drizzled in my own mustard balsamic vinaigrette."


Taika Waititi


Taika Waititi voices IG-11 on the show. He shared some of his favorite products in an interview with CNN. Waititi says that he intermittent fasts, and loves Taika Black Coffee.  "I have my first meal, something light around 1 p.m., then I have one of their Oat Milk Lattes or, if I'm feeling really daring, a Macadamia Latte," he shares. "I used to feel so lethargic at the end of the day, but since drinking these, it's gone away."


Omid Abtahi

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Omid Abtahi plays the recurring role of Penn Pershing on the show's first two seasons. He talked about bringing diversity to the Star Wars franchise to "It does mean a lot. I get asked a lot, 'Who would you be or who would you play if you were a superhero?' I don't know how to answer those because I never saw myself playing anybody. Maybe I don't know the universe too well, but I never saw myself in anybody, so once I learned about Hawkman's soul and where he came from in Egypt and Prince Khufu, I felt for once, 'There is a reason I'm here.' Maybe he's Carter Hall, but his soul is from the Middle East, and that's what I can provide."


Mercedes Varnado


Mercedes Varnado plays the recurring role of Koska Reeves. She is also a WWE wrestler. She shared some of her health tips with Fox Sports. "When I first started (wrestling) I would try and find healthy restaurants which is really hard. A lot of tons only have fast food. Recently a lot of the boys started bringing their own food on the road and I decided to do the same thing."


Amy Sedaris


Amy Sedaris plays the recurring role of Peli Motto, and has appeared on all three seasons. She talked about how she manages her stress to The Cut. "I can get stressed out. Sometimes an easy way to manage it is to pick up a book that takes you out of everything. Or calling a family member or a friend. I'm not a big drinker. I still like weed. When I get high, I like it."


Emily Swallow


Emily Swallow plays the recurring role of The Armorer on the show. She talks about how she deals with pressure to Exit 6 Film Festival. "In the beginning I thought, 'Oh my gosh. If I don't come out of this without having created this magnificent project that's just everything I've ever wanted, then I've failed.' It's challenging me to be patient with myself and it's been more of a gradual focus on the smaller things that I've wanted for a while. From that, I've seen some ideas for projects come to light and collaborations take shape."


Katy M. O'Brian

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Katy M. O'Brian plays the recurring role of Elia Kane. She opened up about her workout routine and advice on Twitter. "Lots of people hit me up requesting workout tips. I've spent years working w/various trainers to learn what works for my body. I don't have time to write out plans or diets for people BUT I will say 1 key to getting  'in shape' is consistency. These are great tips to help w/that."


Simon Kassianides

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Simon Kassianides plays Axe Woves on the show, debuting in season two. In addition to acting, Kassianides loves to write. He talked about this to Numero Magazine. "I have always written. Being involved from ideas' inceptions with talented people is one of the most rewarding experiences. The high level of skill around me allows for me to take that all on. It's a lot, but seeing how such talent elevates the projects to levels I'd never dreamed of is something I am thoroughly enjoying and motivated to continue pursuing. I find all areas of this business exciting to be honest."


Tait Fletcher

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In addition to playing Paz Vizsla, Tait Fletcher sells coffee and MCT oil. He talked about the importance of MCT oil, and some of his diet secrets, with "MCT is a nice healthy fat that you can derive from coconuts or palm oil. But with palm oil, you have destruction of rainforest and great ape habitat, so we try to be careful of how we source, and we do it from coconuts. I use it in my coffee to keep my fats high. I keep my fats high because I feel better that way. I spoke a little bit on the ketogenic diet; personally, I've found that keeping my carbohydrate count to 50 or 30 grams a day or less, I feel great. But in order to do that, I have to eat a ton of fat. Then my body creates ketones, and my body is fueled off adipose tissue."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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