Disney+ 'The Book of Boba Fett': 5 things you didn't know about Temuera Morrison
The world of ‘Star Wars’ is filled with legendary characters and these characters can be the subject of their own standalone projects. Fans have always been asking about series on Boba Fett and they are finally getting what they want.
Titled ‘The Book of Boba Fett’, the upcoming Disney+ series is set to take viewers on an insightful journey into the darker criminal side of the ‘Star Wars’ world. The show revolves around one of the greatest bounty hunters in the franchise, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), and his mercenary friend Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) trying to reclaim what they feel is rightfully theirs. However, the journey won’t be easy because there are many who are running behind the same thing.
The character first appeared in Season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’ and fans are hoping to get another superb show from Disney, which will take them on a thrilling journey. Apart from an interesting premise, the show also features some really amazing actors. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’.
Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett
Born on December 26, 1960, Temuera Morrison is a New Zealand actor who began his acting career in 1972 with the movie ‘Rangi’s Catch’. The actor went on to learn acting and took almost eight years to make an appearance in a movie. Meanwhile, in 1986, he was cast in the TV series ‘Seekers’ and had the main role. In 1987, he received his first major acting role on television with the TV series ‘Gloss’. However, his moment of glory came in 1994 with the movie ‘Once Were Warriors’ in which he played the role of a violent and abusive Maori husband.
The film became the most successful local title released in New Zealand and was screened in many countries overseas. The role won him international acclaim and he received the award for best male performance in a dramatic role at the 1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards.
He made his ‘Star Wars’ debut in 2002 with the movie ‘Attack of the Clones’ as Jango Fett and also appeared on ‘Revenge of the Sith’. Since then, he has featured on projects such as ‘Couple’s Retreat’, ‘Green Lantern’, ‘Moana’, ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’. Recently, he was seen as Boba Fett in Season2 of ‘The Mandalorian’.
Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand
The Asian-American actress began her career as a model and garnered a lot of attention during that period of time. She was studying in university when she received her first acting role. Wen was cast as Royal Trumpeteer in the TV series ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’. She received her first major acting role in 1988 with the TV show ‘As the World Turns’ and appeared in 42 episodes.
Meanwhile, in 1993, she made her feature film debut. However, she returned to TV with one of the groundbreaking roles of her career. She was cast as Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen on ‘ER’ and was a part of more than 100 episodes. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for her role as well. Apart from acting, she has made a name for herself in the world of voice acting as well. She has given to many iconic characters in projects such as ‘The Batman’, ‘Robot Chicken’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors’, and ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’.
Jennifer Beals as Twi’lek
One of the prominent names in the entertainment industry, Jennifer Beals got her first job in an ice cream store and went on to become a model in her initial years. Beals had a minor role in the 1980 film ‘My Bodyguard’. The role that took her fame to a whole new level came in the movie ‘Flashdance’. The movie turned out to be successful for her and she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role. She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.
Since then, she has appeared in numerous ventures like ‘Day of Atonement’, ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’, ‘Militia’, ’13 Moons’, ‘The Book of Eli’, ‘Westside’, ‘Taken’ and ‘Swamp Thing’.
'The Book of Boba Fett' premieres exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29.