A Minute With: the actors of ‘Boba Fett’ on the gangsters of the new series ‘Star Wars’

“The Book of Boba Fett,” a new “Star Wars” series airing weekly on Disney +, flesh out the life story of a mysterious bounty hunter who captivated fans with brief appearances in “The Empire Strikes Back “from the 1980s and” Return of the “from 1983. Jedi.

Temuera Morrison portrays the Armored Warrior alongside Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, a mercenary who is Fett’s criminal partner. The two characters were seen briefly at the end of season two of the television series “The Mandalorian”. The “Boba Fett” series takes place in the same timeline.

Reuters spoke to the two actors about the inspiration for the show and their characters’ stories and relationships.

Q: We saw you both at the end of “The Mandalorian,” which was based on classic westerns. What is “Boba Fett’s book” inspired by?

Wen: It still pulls things out of westerns because we want to keep that lineage since we’re a spin-off of “The Mandalorian”. What’s really great is that it’s also its own thing, where we explore the underworld… kind of based on gangster movies (like) “The Godfather”, “Gangs of New York”.

Q: What are the challenges of giving personality to a character who was only briefly on screen in the past?

Morrison: We discover the dresses that make up this character. He went through a lot, at a young age, lost his father and became that lone shooter for hire.

We had a great time bringing it back to the forefront. This series also deals with part of the history and learn more about its culture, with the Tusken Raiders taking it on.

Q: Can you explain the relationship between the two characters?

Wen: Fennec kind of comes from the streets and she’s learned her skills and she’s pretty lonely. Boba Fett grew up in the empirical environment and had some sort of training through it… but was then left on his own.

One of the things that binds us together is the fact that we’ve both had … near-death experiences on Tatooine and (felt) this vulnerability, and that maybe being alone isn’t a good option anymore.

Morrison: She’s the brain and I’m the muscle.

Q: Are we going to see Baby Yoda?

Morrison: This is the “Book of Boba”, not the “Book of Baby Yoda!” There are going to be some nice surprises.

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