It wasn't that long ago that The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda was the hottest thing since sliced bread and, even now, The Child may have more people talking about it on a day-to-day basis. That red-hot popularity was good news for Star Wars at large at the time, though actors Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis took some heat for their infamous punching of the character in Season 1.
At the time it was filmed, neither actor could've imagined how big the moment would become for fans. In fact, Jason Sudeikis told Uproxx in a recent interview that he had almost completely forgotten about it after filming:
Jason Sudeikis seemed to know Baby Yoda was a big deal but still had no inkling he was going to feel the wrath of the Star Wars fandom when a scout trooper voiced by him would deck the Force-sensitive, 50-year-old baby. The moment came in the Season 1 finale and, while there were comedic elements to the scene, it was a bit jarring for viewers.
Even so, Jason Sudeikis swore he wasn't thinking of the punch during the weeks of Baby Yoda hysteria that followed after the premiere. He wasn't even the first to find out the internet was coming after him either, and he may not have found out if it weren't for Olivia Wilde:
For any Star Wars fans wondering if their tweets reached Jason Sudeikis, sounds like the answer is no. Of course, a vast number of tweets were only made in jest, and it's not like Suedeikis or Adam Pally suffered immensely for the transgression. At least, not as much as they would've had their punches broken the model of The Child, which was a thing that could've happened.
It's kind of crazy a moment that was so forgettable to Jason Sudeikis became a national pop culture phenomena, but it's cool to hear about the whole fallout from his perspective. I much prefer to hear he was almost entirely unaffected by the drama than had it hurt him in some way, even if I was among those "angry" about his scout trooper taking a shot at The Child. Plus, both fictional characters got their just desserts soon shortly after the hit, so who can really be that mad?
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