“[au.StarWars.com:] YOU WEAR A PRETTY ICONIC COSTUME IN [ATTACK OF THE CLONES] – THE MANDALORIAN ARMOUR. DID YOU GET FITTED UP FOR THAT?
[Temuera Morrison:] They got me in and fitted me up, put all that stuff on it, looked at it, and I was just going along with the flow. I liked how I looked, but if I could go back I would’ve taken my hair back a little bit more, added a few more scars, hardened him up a bit. My hair was still too long. The problem was I was doing a television movie, Ihaka: Blunt Instrument, working with Rebecca Gibney in Sydney, so I had to keep my hair like that because there were still some scenes to finish off on the show, and that annoyed me because I really needed to do something. […]
IS IT DIFFICULT TO SEE OUT OF THE JANGO FETT HELMET?
You couldn’t see anything! I remember filming with that mask on, one of the first days in the studio, standing there with no guns, just my fingers pointed out. I thought they could’ve got me some toy guns, but I didn’t even have that, would you believe! I’m standing there right, and can’t see or hear anything because I was fogged up from my breathing, and I’m the idiot standing there doing nothing while they’re yelling out “Action!” Probably three or four times, then I see someone waving and I thought “Yes, I am the idiot.” [laughs] But then you start getting into it and moving about.
HOW WAS GEORGE LUCAS LIKE TO WORK WITH?
George was very nice, very cordial, very nice, very relaxed. He was wonderful. [The movie’s] just big though, hey. You just gotta settle in quick, that’s the challenge. Because when you get there you’re quite in awe. Walking into those Star Wars scenes on your first day, you really feel the enormity of it so you’ve got to work on relaxing – especially working with people like Ewan [McGregor, Obi-Wan Kenobi] who’d already done a bit of Star Wars stuff before me – they were all relaxed.
HOW WAS IT WORKING OPPOSITE EWAN MCGREGOR?
Fantastic, yeah. He was very calm, but he was playing a Jedi, so he wasn’t doing much. Jedi don’t do much – they just keep still under that cape and move their eyebrows every now and then if you’re lucky – get some eyebrow acting in [laughs].”