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Lizzo Shares Emotional Post About Her Late Dad After Her 'Dream' Role On 'The Mandalorian'

The singer shared that her love of 'Star Wars' was inspired by her dad after a guest-starring role as the Duchess of Plazir-15 on the hit Disney+ show.

Lizzo in "The Mandalorian"

Music star Lizzo shared an emotional connection to the original Star Wars trilogy in an Instagram post celebrating her cameo in the latest episode of Disney+'s The Mandalorian.

The "About Damn Time" singer appeared in the sixth episode of the popular space Western series' third season alongside Jack Black as one of the rulers of Plazir-15, a planet located in the Outer Rim Territories.

A carousel of photos featured Lizzo on set in her galactic finery with some of her human and alien co-stars, fitting in perfectly in the world of Star Wars.

In her caption, she wrote about having a full circle moment with the show and why her appearance in a galaxy far, far away was near and dear to her.

"When I was a young girl my dad introduced me to Star Wars like a rite of passage," she began.

"The trilogy’s are his favorite movies and quickly became mine."
"When Jon Favreau called me and offered the role of The [Duchess] I cried all day wishing my dad was still with us cus he’d be so proud."
"Star Wars was a dream I never thought was possible—but thanks to Jon, Bryce, and everyone in the galaxy I am now part of the ever-expanding saga of the stars."
"I am in honorable company and forever grateful."

She concluded her humble post with an iconic Star Wars phrase of goodwill.

"This is The Way…. and May the Force be with you."

Fans geeked out over Lizzo's cameo in the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise.





Others found Lizzo's work on the show having a more profound effect.





Jack Black, who appeared on the show as Captain Bombardier and husband to the Duchess, also shared his enthusiasm teaming up with Lizzo on The Mandalorian.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie star wrote:

"So fun working with @lizzobeeating on @themandalorian as the king and queen of Plazir-15!!!"

Based on a clip Lizzo posted, it appeared the rulers of Plazir-15 got on well together behind the scenes.




Rolling Stone's review of the episode read:

“If the episode had only featured Grogu leaping into Lizzo’s arms and later helping her cheat at a space version of lawn bowling, it would have been enough."

The Mandalorian takes place five years after the events in Return of the Jedi and the fall of the Galactic Empire.

The story follows a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter played by The Last of Us actor Pedro Pascal who goes rogue to protect the child Grogu after initially being hired by remnant Imperial forces to retrieve the infant.

The show was created by filmmaker Jon Favreau–who is heavily involved in Disney's spate of MCU films as an actor, director, and producer.

The Mandalorian's first season launched on November 12, 2019, and was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards and won seven Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

A fourth season of the immensely popular show is already in the works.