The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen talks about their Star Wars spin-off series streaming on Disney+ Hotstar
After decades of being a part of the Star Wars’ history, the legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett has finally taken the centrestage in his spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett. A highly-loved character within the realms of Star Wars fans, Boba appeared briefly in the original trilogy, the prequels, and The Mandalorian, and quickly won hearts and adoration worldwide for his no-nonsense attitude and swagger. As the first three episodes of The Book of Boba Fett stream on OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar, popular actors Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, who play the leads – Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, talk about the show.
When asked why she chose to play Fennec Shand, a character only introduced to the Star Wars universe a year ago, Ming-Na Wen talked about her love for Star Wars, “Because, Star Wars!” she says excitedly. Known for playing strong and powerful roles, she added that she gravitate towards such roles.
Having been around for 40 years, Boba Fett’s popularity amongst fans is undeniable. Temuera Morrison attributed this to Boba’s mysterious nature saying that it was “A blessing that he didn’t do that much.” He joked about how playing Jango Fett back in the 2000s made playing Boba Fett significantly easier.
The Book of Boba Fett is the first ‘gangster epic’ styled venture in the Star Wars franchise. The show beautifully encapsulates the many bits and pieces of this planet that are important to the Star Wars Legacy. The show also explores the underworld in their universe and syndicate crime families while Boba Fett and Fennec Shand make their way to capture all the planets they can. The show, spanning over seven episodes, will see the duo make their way through the universe, as Morrison adds, “more galaxies to pursue and capture in the near future.”