Temuera Morrison, who portrays Boba Fett in Star Wars —most not too long ago on The Mandalorian — spoke with a New Zealand information program whereas he was nonetheless filming The Book of Boba Fett. He revealed just a few fascinating behind-the-scenes tales for the information show.
He Was Filming in Los Angeles & Talked About the Strict COVID-19 Procedures
Morrison spoke with news reporters from The Project NZ whereas they had been on lockdown and he was nonetheless filming for The Book of Boba Fett in Los Angeles in mid-February. In his interview, he revealed simply how strict they had been taking COVID-19 precautions.
“I’m in Los Angeles … we’re working with shields, masks, speedy exams each three days, regular exams as soon as every week,” he mentioned. “It’s a special manner of working now however we’re nonetheless getting by way of some stuff. So yeah, it is a completely different world now.”
He mentioned he typically felt further necessary as a result of when he walks on set, everybody has to placed on their face shields or masks.
“Things are nonetheless being made,” he mentioned when he was requested if it was onerous to work beneath stricter situations. “You simply should go to work somewhat bit earlier. They take your temperature, they provide you a band so you’ll be able to keep on set… I’m one of the blessed ones. They come to my trailer to get my COVID check. So we’re nonetheless filming. When I stroll on set, persons are advised to place their masks down. I kinda really feel like Mr. Big Shot. They go, ‘Actor on set!’ And everybody’s acquired to place their defend down. So sure, it is a bit of a process. … Then once I go away… Everyone’s acquired zones. A Zone, Red Zone, Green Zone. It’s a bit completely different however issues are nonetheless being shot and being executed.”
He Gave the Interview from His Gym, Where He’s Still Training on Stick Fighting & Boxing
He advised them that he was talking from his fitness center and nonetheless needed to work out loads to remain in form for his roles.
“I’m Mr. Action Man right here,” he mentioned, displaying the fitness center the place he works out and stays in form for his roles. His fitness center contains weapons for boxing and practising stick combating, he shared.
“I’m engaged on TheBook of Boba,” he answered when requested what he was engaged on at that second. “Keep it quiet although. I can not say anyone.”
Fans have wondered if all his coaching whereas nearing the top of filming may imply that he is additionally coaching for different roles, perhaps for the Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence filming subsequent. Although Morrison hasn’t revealed if he will be within the sequence, followers hope he will likely be.
There have additionally been rumors that Commander Cody may return toStar Warsin some type too. An Instagram submit from January confirmed Morrison rising out a gray beard, which sparked a idea that he may be within the Kenobi sequence too.If he had been within the Kenobi sequence, he could not be portraying Boba Fett together with his beard, which could go away room for an look as Commander Cody as an alternative.
However, Morrison’s New Zealand interview was posted a couple of month after the Instagram submit above, and he did not have the gray beard anymore.
Then he confirmed his T-shirt, which reads: “Boba Fret and the Strumtroopers.” He mentioned he was beginning up a brand new band.
“Me and (director) Robert Rodriguez,” he joked. “…We’re practising Billy Idol songs immediately. Oh my god.”
The Book of Boba Fettis premiering on Disney Plus in December 2021. After the sequence finishes manufacturing, Season 3 ofThe Mandalorianwill start manufacturing, Jon Favreau said.