Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez gave Star Wars fans a big gift on Christmas last week when he released a video on Twitter of him playing the guitar on the set of The Mandalorian for Grogu, aka Baby Yoda.
Here’s a Christmas present to all those who asked me what it’s like to hang out with Baby Yoda on the set of #TheMandalorian #TheTragedy. Check out #DisneyGallery for more behind the scenes! pic.twitter.com/6ShINBxJAN
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) December 25, 2020
In the short video, fans can see Rodriguez leaning on a prop and strumming a bluesy song for The Child who is sitting beside him. At first, Rodriguez seems very focused on the chords he is playing but then turns to his left to see Baby Yoda moving his head to the rhythm. At that point, Rodriguez throws his head back and gives a big smile. Then, Baby Yoda attempts to take over as the lead singer of the duet by letting out an adorable cooing sound. Someone give Baby Yoda a harmonica, stat!
Twitter users were quick to comment on the impromptu concert. One person wanted to see the little green alien team up with the Foo Fighters.
I'd pay to see Grohl/Grogu
— Atlanta Humanist (@AtlantaHumanist) December 26, 2020
Someone else wondered how Baby Yoda was being compensated for the short jam session.
Is he getting paid in eggs, cookies or frogs?
— Foxfire 🦊🔥 (@Foxfire40900590) December 25, 2020
In other Rodriguez news, the We Can Be Heroes director revealed how he prepared for his directorial debut on The Mandalorian this season. During Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a behind-the scenes look at the production of the second season, Rodriguez explained that he made a video for creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni using Star Wars toys and two of his kids dressed in Halloween costumes to land the job of bringing a character like Boba Fett back to the screen.
“To illustrate what I was talking about, I took my Boba Fett and Stormtrooper Halloween costumes and put them on my sons and went into the backyard and filmed Boba’s arrival,” Rodriguez says. “Since I didn’t have stuntmen at my disposal, I used my Star Wars action figures because a picture is worth 1,000 words and helped me communicate what I was going for with the crew.”
The footage of what Rodriguez created with his kids is included in the making-of series. Rodriguez is co-executive producing next year’s Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett.
Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian is currently streaming on Disney+.