Star Wars: Temuera Morrison Admits Playing Jango Fett was Easier than Being Boba Fett

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I think we can all agree that the MandoVerse has been responsible for giving us some of the best Star Wars content in recent memory. Undoubtedly, one of the things it did right was the reintroduction of Boba Fett to the galaxy far, far away. The fan-favorite character is now played by prequel trilogy alumnus Temuera Morrison and while his performance has been nothing short of stellar, he says that being Boba isn't a walk in the park.

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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly along with his The Mandalorian castmates Emily Swallow (The Armorer) and Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Morrison admitted that he had an easier time playing Jango Fett in the prequels and being Boba required him to study the character.

Morrison explains: "I have just so many different great moments where I may have had a question and the question could be answered by making a certain decision in that moment. But instead of that, the question invites another question, and then another question, and then before we know it, ‘Where’s Dave [Filoni]? Is he walking his dog or is he up at his office with the dog? Or is he outside? I think he’s walking his dog. Well, tell him to come in with the dog.’"

He continued: "And then they come into the set and all those questions that led to more questions lead to a new understanding of where the scene could go and a decision made upon one word that may be suggested that wasn’t used, or that Dave thought of, but didn’t write everyone is so very honest. I think that’s the greatest excitement of this show to me. No one’s covering. They’re absolutely honest, they’re collaborative, and really expressive in how they relay what’s happening. Or they don’t relay what’s happening to you, because they don’t want you to know too much."

Also Read: Ming-Na Wen Hopeful for Continuation of Divisive Star Wars Project

Morrison's co-star Ming-Na Wen recently expressed her hopes for Lucasfilm to greenlight The Book of Boba Fett for a second season. While I still think that exploring the famed bounty hunter's story outside The Mandalorian would be beneficial for the character, Lucasfilm made the wrong call by turning him into a side character in his own show. Should they actually develop Season 2, they need to learn from the mistakes committed by Season 1.

That said, all episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are streaming on Disney+.