Star Wars: Temuera Morrison Weighs in on Boba Fett Unmasking

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If you have been watching The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, you already know what Fett looks like without his helmet. However, there are some who were unhappy that the former bounty hunter has been unmasked and are criticizing the shows for revealing Fett's true face. But what does Temuera Morrison have to say about the unmasking? The Aquaman star has weighed in on Fett's face reveal and pointed out that it was done for practicality.

It was previously reported that The Empire Strikes Back art director Joe Johnston was not pleased by Boba's face reveal in The Mandalorian, claiming that removing his helmet also removed Fett's air of mystery. However, Morrison has revealed that the decision to unmask Fett had more to do with practical reasons than keeping fans in suspense.

"It actually came by chance," Morrison told Rolling Stone before sharing the exact moment while filming The Mandalorian Season 2 where it was decided that Fett would remove his helmet.

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"I think I was on the spacecraft, and I said, 'Well, I'm not flying the thing, I'm not fighting. Can I take my helmet off?' And I remember there was a bit of discussion," he said. Morrison then confirmed that director Rick Famuyiwa decided that he could keep the helmet off for the scene.


"Rick goes, 'Yeah, I think it'll be OK. Take his helmet off.' I would have been disappointed if someone said to me, 'Leave the helmet on for the whole series.' So thank Christ, they said, 'Yes, you can take it off for the scene.' So that's how it started," he continued.

Although The Mandalorian Season 2 was the first time Fett had been unmasked, the face reveal was hardly a surprise. After all, Temuera Morrison has played several characters in the Star Wars Universe, all of them sharing the same face. Since Jango Fett is the source of the Clone Troopers, it made sense for all these soldiers to look like Morrison. So it was just natural that he would play Boba Fett when the character finally returned in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

You can see more of Fett with and without his helmet in The Book of Boba Fett Episode 3, which airs on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

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