Book of Boba Fett Star Admits He’d Change Things About The Show
Temuera Morrison, who starred as the title character in The Book of Boba Fett, had admitted that there are things he would change in retrospect.
The Book of Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison admits that looking back, there are things he would’ve done differently on the show. The live-action Star Wars series released on Disney+ in late December of last year, running through early February. It followed the titular Boba Fett as he escaped the Sarlacc pit and looked to take over Jabba the Hutt’s old criminal empire. The series also featured the returns of fan-favorite characters Din Djarin and Grogu, both of whom had key roles in the last batch of episodes.
Whereas The Mandalorian was critically acclaimed and beloved by audiences, The Book of Boba Fett received a much more mixed reception. As exciting as it was to see the iconic bounty hunter finally get the spotlight decades after decades, some felt The Book of Boba Fett didn’t live up to its potential. The first handful of episodes were criticized for being a bit directionless, and then there was the feeling the show lost its way entirely when it pivoted to pick up lingering Mandalorian season 2 threads (essentially writing Boba out of two episodes). Most would agree some things on The Book of Boba Fett could have turned out differently, and that even includes Morrison.
In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Morrison professed how grateful he is to be part of such a popular franchise. He gave praise to Fennec Shand actress Ming-Na Wen, as well as the crew of the show for helping him when he was unsure of what to do. He then went on to admit that in retrospect, there are some aspects he would’ve changed about his performance. Read his full quote below:
“Feeling the love from all the fans, feeling that we’ve done something good and the reaction I’ve been getting from the fans is overwhelming. [I’m] very proud, and just grateful for the wonderful opportunity to play Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett, to work with Ming-Na. We had a wonderful chemistry. It was so easy to work with her. She had been my confidant and it was really a duo effort.
When I was short on information, we had a wonderful crew around us… I had plenty of people to draw on. And even that was a journey for Boba Fett, [from] where we’d found him and where we were taking him; the introduction of the Tuskens, providing that nourishment, that family environment.
Now that I’m looking back at it, I don’t know, it’s just one of those things. Things are great when you look back, but there are some things I may have done a little bit different.
But again, just for me to work with Jon and be part of the Mandalorian family [has] just been quite phenomenal, really.”
Unfortunately, Morrison didn’t elaborate on what specifically he’d go back and change, but his previous comments about the show could provide some insight. Back in January, the actor confessed he thought Boba Fett talked too much on the show, and he actively campaigned to have less dialogue in order to preserve the aura of mystery surrounding the bounty hunter. That had long been a key component of the character, particularly during the original trilogy era. Morrison was apparently a fan of that aspect, so perhaps he’d trim out some of Boba’s lines and give them to other characters. Overall, though, he is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of Star Wars, so it doesn’t sound like he regrets making The Book of Boba Fett. No movie or show is perfect, and actors can at times be their own worst critics.
Since The Book of Boba Fett was not as well received as Lucasfilm might’ve hoped, it’s not too surprising to hear that its main star would change some things in retrospect. However, what’s done is done, and despite what viewers may say about the execution of the show’s story, the characters of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand remain fan favorites. Morrison is known for his contagious enthusiasm when it comes to the Star Wars fans — see his haka dance at Star Wars Celebration — and with that, it’s appreciated that he can be completely honest as well.
SOURCE: SCREEN RANT