THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Star Temuera Morrison Thinks His Character Speaks "Far Too Much" In The Series

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Star Temuera Morrison Thinks His Character Speaks "Far Too Much" In The Series

According to The Book of Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison, the titular bounty hunter has far too many lines in the Disney+ series, to the point that he tried to portion some of them off to his co-star.

Boba Fett is a bounty hunter of very few words... or at least, he was before The Book of Boba Fett.

Despite featuring in both Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett famously had a very minimal amount of screentime and only a grand total of six lines of dialogue (one of those being a scream as he plummets to his apparent demise). 

In the Book of Boba Fett, however, Boba is quite talkative. At least, in comparison to how taciturn he was in the original Star Wars trilogy. This is something that even the actor who plays Boba in the series, Temeura Morrison, took note of. In fact, Morrison tried to give most of his lines to Fennec Shand actress Ming-Na Wen in an effort to preserve the mysterious and reticent aura of his own character.

"I was not very successful, I was hoping not to say as much as I have already in the first two episodes," Morrison told NME. "I speak far too much. In fact, in the beginning, I was trying to pass my lines on to Ming-Na [Wen]. I said: 'Excuse me director, I really feel that Ming-Na should say these lines, 'cause I wanna stay mysterious. I wanna stay quiet.'" 

Morrison even went as far as to reach out to series creator Jon Favreau and writer Noah Kloor in an attempt to get Boba's word count minimised. "Sometimes, I'd say [to Favreau], 'I think this is too much, I think this is too much. I said: 'Noah, this scene tomorrow. I'm talking too much! This Boba Fett doesn't talk this much. Look, I've got all these paragraphs. I think we should get rid of it and Jon's going to Atlanta so don't tell him!'" 

Morrison went on: "Then, that morning on set, I get a call from Atlanta: 'Jon wants you to say all that dialogue. We'll cut it out later.' (laughs) So he was even keeping an eye on us from all areas."

Though Morrison admits that Boba's dialogue is a necessity, seeing as a lot of the show revolves around revealing what happened between the events of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian, he holds true that if he had his way Boba would not be speaking nearly as much as he does in the series. "I had to start talking I guess. We had to fill in the gaps and give out a little bit of information… But yes, I think I did speak a bit too much."  

In related news, Morrison recently expressed interest in playing the characters of Captain Rex and Commander Cody in another potential live-action Star Wars series.

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