Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not watched the first four episodes of Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” spinoff series “The Mandalorian.”
Bryce Dallas Howard was the latest name to take the director's chair for Episode 4 of “The Mandalorian,” titled “Sanctuary,” following in her father Ron Howard's footsteps into the “Star Wars” universe.
The episode itself felt very self-contained, as the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and The Child aka Baby Yoda landed on a remote forest-covered planet to lay low for a while. However, predictably enough trouble soon found the two heroes, firstly in the form of Rebel Shock Trooper-turned-mercenary Cara Dune (Gina Carano), and then taking the shape of a rampaging AT-ST and a hoard of raiders.
But despite all the action and emotional drama, this episode, like each one before it, was stolen by the adorable little scamp that is Baby Yoda. The memes were strong before, but Baby Yoda sipping soup has to be the biggest one to sweep the internet yet.
Here, Variety caught up with Dallas Howard to talk introducing a feisty new character and creating that memorable sipping sequence.
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