Book of Boba Fett
Book of Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison says that he feels his titular character talks too much in the Star Wars television show. Credits: Lucasfilm, Disney

Book of Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison says that he feels his titular character talks too much in the Star Wars television show, that his iconic bounty hunter is too talkative and he prefers his character to maintain an air of mystery about him.

Book of Boba Fett actor feels his character is too talkative

Speaking to NME during an interview alongside actress and co-star Ming Na Wen, Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison talked about the episodes that have been released thus far on Disney+ and said that he had hoped his character would talk lesser so that he could remain mysterious. Morrison revealed that he had asked if Ming Na Wen could deliver some of his lines instead, and he recalled asking writer Noah Kloor if his dialogue could be cut down. Jon Favreau then told him that the show wanted to explore the person behind the armor first and that his dialogue could be cut later as the show progresses.

I was not very successful, I was hoping not to say as much as I have already in the first two episodes. 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.’.

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!’. 

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.”

… 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.

Temuera Morrison

The Book of Boba Fett is a television show spin-off from The Mandalorian set in the Star Wars universe, with the story taking place after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows the journey of the bounty hunter Boba Fett.

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