'The Mandalorian' actor Giancarlo Esposito says he broke 6 lightsabers whereas filming a struggle scene

  • Giancarlo Esposito mentioned he broke six lightsabers whereas filming a struggle scene in “The Mandalorian.”
  • Esposito mentioned on “The Kelly Clarkson Present” that he requested to do his struggle scenes himself.
  • He added {that a} prop grasp warned him to not break the lightsabers as a result of they virtually ran out.

Giancarlo Esposito mentioned that he broke six lightsabers whereas filming a struggle scene in “The Mandalorian.”

Esposito performed the villainous Moff Gideon, the chief of one of many factions born out of the fallen Galactic Empire.

Throughout his look on “The Kelly Clarkson Present” on Monday, Esposito defined that he requested government producer Jon Favreau if he may movie his personal struggle scenes as a substitute of utilizing a stunt double as a result of the double did not appear to be him.

“I did break six lightsabers,” the “Breaking Unhealthy” actor recalled. “The prop man involves me on the fifth one, and he is sweating as a result of he is not telling anybody that I am breaking them. He is simply shoving them away.”

“He comes over to me and says, ‘I simply need you to know I simply have yet another. You gotta watch out.’ Since you wish to pull your photographs. You wish to be actually cautious, however you must make it look good. We made it by way of and I received an amazing, nice, nice scene and I realized lots.”

Whereas Esposito did not specify which scene he was capturing, the actor gave the impression to be referencing the season two finale battle between the titular character (performed by Pedro Pascal), who makes use of a beskar spear, and Gideon, who makes use of a particular lightsaber referred to as the Darksaber. 


Esposito additionally mentioned he was knocked down at one level whereas filming the scene.

“I missed blocking him this fashion. He got here excessive, he hit me bang on my brow. I went backward. The entire room stopped. Gradual movement. I am falling backward. And I hit the bottom and I went, ‘Don’t reduce.’ And I jumped up with my lightsaber,” Esposito mentioned, imitating lightsaber noises.

“The Mandalorian” season three finale streams on Disney+ on Wednesday.