Baby Yoda has been the most googled “baby” of 2019 beating out Psalm West, Baby Shark and even Royal baby, Archie thanks to the Star Wars spin-off, The Manadlorian hit Disney+.
Rightly predicting just how popular the character would be, producers decided to invest a lot and I mean A LOT into the Baby Yoda puppet and I think we can all agree it paid off.
Adam Pally, who played a Scout Trooper that punched Baby Yoda, cited at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour:
“I remember the first take that I did when I punched it. They called ‘cut’ and Jon [Favreau], who was watching on a monitor in his office, came down and said, ‘I just want to let you know that this is the hero [expensive puppet] and it costs, like, $5 million. I want you to hit it, but I want you to know that.”
Talk about pressure, we must!