Baby Yoda from Star Wars: The Mandalorian might look like he comes from humble means, but it turns out he has quite luxurious origins... or the robotic-puppet they used to create the character does, anyway.
Whether you knew it was them behind the Scout Trooper helmets or not, Jason Sudeikis and Adam Pally recently became the most despised guest stars on the Disney+ series after they straight up punched Baby Yoda. Now, Pally has revealed how nerve-wracking it was to clobber the most-adored character, and not only because he's cute.
After explaining that he scored the part because he had been friends with creator Jon Favreau, Pally revealed to The Hollywood Reporter this past weekend that after his first take, the showrunner approached him with a warning, recalling:
"I remember the first take when I punched it. They called cut and Jon was watching on a monitor on his office and he came down and said, 'I just want to let you know that this is the hero, Yoda, and it costs like $5 million. So, though I want you to hit it, I just want you to know that.' Because I think I took a big swing. The next three takes I missed because I was so nervous!"
Can you imagine not only being responsible for punching the world’s favorite character, but also for damaging a multi-million dollar prop? Everyone is giving Pally and Sudeikis a hard time for their treatment of “The Child,” but now we should give them credit for just getting through the scene at all!
You can catch more of Baby Yoda (hopefully with less punches) when The Mandalorian returns for Season 2 this fall.