The Mandalorian Cast Shares Taika Waititi’s Unusual Directing Style

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By Danielle Baranda | More Articles Writer and film enthusiast
November 18, 2019  11:11 AM


Since its premiere on Disney+, The Mandalorian has been making headlines for being Lucasfilm’s flagship title on the much-awaited streaming device in addition to having an excellent roster of directors. From Bryce Dallas Howard to Dave Filoni, the ever-expanding Star Wars universe seems to be lightyears away from running out of the best people to tell its stories.

One of these said talents also includes Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi. And in an exclusive interview with SYFY WIRE, the show’s ensemble cast, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), and Carl Weathers (Greef Carga),  sat down and shared some entertaining tidbits about The Mandalorian’s tight-lipped production.

Each had their own fair share of quirky anecdotes, but Weathers’ most notably talked about Waititi himself.

"We're really fortunate that we had a group of directors who all brought something really special to the table. Deborah [Chow], in particular, was pretty amazing because it was huge stuff she was doing, but Taika had his wild sense of humor," the actor said. "He played music while we were doing the scenes, which gave it its own fun vibe, and then he would show up in pajamas sometimes and full slippers. I mean, it was crazy. Wait, how about the couch?"

This was further supplemented by Pascal and Carano who agreed and described how Waititi would lay across a couch in his pajamas. The three further go on to talk more about each of the series’ directors’ habits and judging from their output, it seems that they had a blast throughout filming.

The Mandalorian is now available for streaming on Disney+ and will run for eight episodes.

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