Season 2, episode 8 of The Mandalorian features a brief — but significant — cameo from a character well known in the Star Wars universe.
While CGI technology was used to change the face of this character to fit into the timeline of The Mandalorian somehow two people were credited for the physical body of this character in the episode:
- Double for Jedi: Max Lloyd-Jones
- Stunt Double for Jedi: Matt Rugetti
Why was this done?
The character appeared for less than a few minutes total on screen, the stunts didn’t seem to strange or risky at all. The action this character engaged in seemed to be purely interactions with CGI adversaries and environments and not much else.
Is there some Hollywood bureaucratic reason this character’s brief appearance was handled this way? Something like stunt doubles are not SAG members and thus cannot “act” as well?
From my perspective, the stunt double could have easily been the body double as well so this seems a bit odd to me considering this character’s face was digitally altered.