Temuera Morrison has a long history with Star Wars and Boba Fett, and JJ Dashnow said he remains incredibly dedicated to the role. “I can’t say enough good things about this man,” Dashnau said enthusiastically. “What a talent and professional he is, not to mention hardworking. This man wore make-up for more than two hours every single day and never once complained. That kind of leadership on set is contagious. it’s harder when the main person is the person who doesn’t complain and works as hard as everyone else.”
While Dashno clearly enjoyed working with Morrison, he also had the opportunity to play Bob himself when the character performed stunts in full armor. As Star Wars fans would expect, donning Boba’s armor was a special experience. “Every time we get into [a] such a cool wardrobe, you always feel cool,” Dashnow shared, “but I also tried to learn a way [Morrison] moves because I didn’t want to, as soon as I put on his helmet [for him to be] a completely different guy. So I often watched Tam walk around the set. That was probably the biggest part of the pressure to try and make it look like it’s the same person when in full armor.”
Although Dashnow was nervous about Morrison’s movements, it turned out that one thing he didn’t have to worry about was the armor limiting his ability to move. “[The armor] looks narrowing but believe it or not [it’s] very, very convenient,” Dashnau said. The wardrobe department did an amazing job putting together this outfit. I actually had an air conditioning type fan in my helmet so I didn’t get fogged up.”
The Boba Fett Book is available to watch on Disney+.