Can you image working with one of the most popular Star Wars creatures ever created? We’re talking about the ever-so-popular The Child (aka “Baby Yoda”) of course! Well, The Child’s co-star, Werner Herzog, shares in an interview details about working with the tiny but mighty “Baby Yoda”.
As shared by ComicBook.com: “I tried to tell the humans who couldn’t see exactly what I saw,” Herzog explained. “And I said, ‘here’s the light. Our torchlight is going right in its eyes. It should close its eyes,’ and, of course, bang — they closed [Baby Yoda’s] eyes.” This is far from the only anecdote surrounding Herzog’s relationship with Baby Yoda, with the frequently-stoic celebrity often treating the creature like a real human costar on set.
“Normally, you just approach them as actors, but Werner is special,” Deborah Chow, who directed episodes of The Mandalorian, revealed last November. “One of the weirdest moments I had on set, in my life, was trying to direct Werner with the baby. How did I end up with Werner Herzog and Baby Yoda? That was amazing. Werner had absolutely fallen in love with the puppet. He, at some point, had literally forgotten that it wasn’t a real being and was talking to the child as though it was a real, existing creature.”
Herzog also hasn’t been shy about his feelings for Baby Yoda, previously calling the character “heartbreakingly beautiful”.
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Season 2 of The Mandalorian debuts October 30, 2020. Hopefully we’ll get to see more interaction between Herzog and Baby Yoda.