Pop culture fans might know Bryce Dallas Howard from Universal Studios' Jurassic World film franchise, however, the actress has also been dipping her toes in filmmaking, directing the television drama film Call Me Crazy: A Five Film and most recently an episode of the hit Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian.
Speaking about The Mandalorian's production in Disney's new docuseries Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (via Cheat Sheet), Favreau talks about Howard's contribution to the Star Wars series, revealing how Howard had taken the most difficult episode to direct.
"Now that you are done and you did a great job, we threw you in the deep end of the pool," Favreau said during an interview in Disney Gallery.
According to the Iron Man director, he had to pick a person who hadn't really done directorial work before because directors with experience would refuse knowing how much effort it would take to develop episode 4, "Sanctuary."
This episode of The Mandalorian had Djin Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda head to Sorgan, a relatively unpopulated forest planet where a village of farmers suffer from the pillage of raiders. Sanctuary was one of the more difficult episodes to make because of the night battle set in the village and in the forest of the planet.
"That was such a difficult episode to do, and we were like, ‘We have got to pick the person who has never done this before because they won't know how hard it is, what we were asking them to do, with the forest and water and the big mech shooting,'" he continued.
Howard was given a test of fire when she was made to direct "Sanctuary" for The Mandalorian and it looks like she succeeded. We can't wait to see what the actress/director does next for Star Wars and for other franchises.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian is available for streaming on Disney+.