She’s been grinding for supporting roles for a decade or so.
There is a bias in Hollywood and fandom. People will commonly drop the “She’s not that good of an actress.” Meanwhile, I grew up with dudes that built careers off of not being that good of actors (Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Segal) and just kept getting passes at the box office. When it comes to action flicks, it’s just as much about physicality and charisma.
That’s a big reason why I enjoyed the Mandalorian. It’s full of character actors, comedians, and old action icons - Carl Weathers, Michael Biehn, Timothy Olyphant, Clancy Brown, Gina Carano, Bill Burr and others I’m blanking on. That they were used in something Star Wars was just the icing on the cake.
Still holding out hope they get Lance Henriksen in there for an episode, I’ll take him as himself as a badass, or lending his voice to a character.