Boba Fett’s on-screen journey is interesting to say the least. He first appeared in the “Star Wars Holiday Special”. It was only published once because it was so bad. However, Fett’s inclusion in this special in an animated short has long been considered a highlight. The bounty hunter later appeared in “Empire” as part of a collection of bounty hunters assembled by Darth Vader to capture Han Solo, Leia, and other Rebels hiding aboard the Millennium Falcon. He only appeared in a few scenes, but his impact was palpable. Bulloch was the on-set actor in the suit, with Jason Wingreen initially providing limited dialogue.
However, Temuera Morrison played Jango Fett in “Attack of the Clones.” Since Boba Fett was his father’s cloneMorrison later renamed the dialogue “The Empire Strikes Back”. It was also Morrison who wore the helmet and jetpack in “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett.” But Bulloch was the man who had the honor of stamping his first take on the character. Without him, who knows if Boba Fett would have become what he is now? Speaking further during a Reddit AMA, Bulloch reflected a bit on his journey and this character’s place in the whole.
“It became a big part of my life. I started acting when I was 12, mostly because I failed every exam at school; I was more on the sports side. Suddenly, at 12, I went to drama school and carried myself there. I was working on it and had a very good career. I still do now.” I’m working. It’s extraordinary. Probably when they re-released the movie in 1997, the character became well known to people and they said, ‘Who is this guy?’ “They thought. Every time I go somewhere, people ask me, ‘Are you the guy who plays Boba Fett?’ “I had some good roles to play, but having played Boba Fett, I might think about that years from now.”