Ariel Shiu Interview - The Mandalorian
Honored to work with Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau
Ariel Shiu is an actress, known for her work as Jawa in The Mandalorian.
- Thank you Ariel Shiu for your time for the Star Wars The Mandalorian Fans.
- Ariel, Were you a Star Wars fan before you got cast as Jawa ?
Absolutely I was born into a family loving Star Wars. When I was younger My Uncle started my collection of comic books and collectibles.
I was so lucky to have been a fill in for
my mom Leilani Shiu she couldn’t make it
1 day of filming because she had to leave for a Janet Jackson tour.
- How did you get your role as Jawa in Chapter 9: The Marshal ?
I’m one of the few selected Jawas
as a regular
In Chapter 9 I’m the Jawa trading
r2 droid with the Marshal
- Could you share some funny, remarkable, weird stories regarding the filming of your scenes?
Funniest Moments was stealing stuff
from Mando scenes.
Throwing stuff at Mando on our sand crawler.
The eating the Egg scene was funny too. ️
- Your work together with your Mother , Leilani Shiu , as Jawa in The Mandalorian. How was it work together with your Mum as Captain Jawa ?
It was a blast I never have worked
with my mom it was an awesome experience
also our childhood dream being apart
of Star Wars.
Captain Jawa episode was cool being
in the ship.
We got to be with one of our close
Jawa friends Niki Botelho.
- Was the Spot ,so far, the only one in the series or did you work in more episodes? Maybe as Jawa or other Character?
Yes I worked on a few episodes.
In every Jawa scene. I’m in.
Season 1 & 2.
In one of the scenes My mom
Leilani Shiu & I are on of the villagers when we wave at Cara Dune.
- With a role in Star Wars comes a Big Fan Community, what are your first star wars fan experiences?
Looking back at working
on Star Wars the Mandalorian
My first fan experience was be honored to
work with Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.
Also gaining fans from our signings
and meet & greets.
- Will we see you back in The Mandalorian in season three?Or maybe The Story of Boba Fett? (if you are allowed to talk about it)
Stayed tuned to find out :)
- Ariel , Is there something special you would love to do in the future? A special role or actor to work with?
Of course my dream is to work with
- Thank you for your time Ariel! Let’s end this interview with some words for the fans?
It’s was a pleasure & Honor to be interviewed
stay tuned to find out more.
Shows coming up.
- Thank you and i hope to see you some day on a German Star Wars Convention.
Thank You! Absolutely I look forward to meeting you in the near future.