Continuing her comments on being excited to join the crew of The Mandalorian, Bryce Dallas Howard reveals that she got some expert advice from the maker himself, George Lucas — as well as her father Ron Howard.
Howard, who was in the Variety Studio at the Toronto International Film Festival for her upcoming documentary “Dads,” took a minute to discuss her next directing gig on the Disney Plus “Star Wars” series.
Fortunately for Howard, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” was shooting on the same studio as “Solo.”
“After ‘Jurassic’ I stayed and shadowed my dad on ‘Solo,’” Howard revealed, there she learned a couple different things, “What he just kept saying again and again and again… ‘This is just the most incredible sandbox that you will ever get the opportunity to play in.’” The other big takeaway came directly from Lucas himself on the importance of collaboration to the ‘Star Wars’ universe.
Howard shared a story from the set of the 1988 film “Willow,” another film directed by her father and written and produced by Lucas. After trying to sculpt the narrative on set Lucas advised her father to let storyboard artist David Lowery, “take a crack at it.”
“That really is the essence of collaboration and the power of collaboration,” Howard said. “The people are just all in, give everything, own it, own the process themselves, and then are like, ‘Your turn.’ It is so exhilarating and grounding and it doesn’t ever get about the ego, because it’s all about ‘Star Wars,’ which it needs to be.”
Howard joins the group of directors tackling the first live-action “Star Wars” series. The remaining episodes of the show will be directed by Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni. The series stars Pedro Pascal as an unnamed Mandalorian bounty hunter with questionable morals.
Only two months to go till the launch of The Mandalorian on Disney+!!