The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito went deep on why Baby Yoda is such a big hit Monday miorning on Good Morning America.
"Children are unjaded, even though Baby Yoda is 50 years old," he explained. "Baby Yoda has no ego. This is the ultimate sadhu, in a way. Realized being who has no ego and just listens and really hears and just listens and really sees who you are. That's why you fall in love with Baby Yoda, because there's a truth, an organic truth to this child... he's going to make this show and allow us to take a journey, spiritually, to who we really are inside."
"That is the star of the show," he said with a laugh. "Don't forget it. Never act with babies or children or animals? I love acting with Baby Yoda. I'll be upstaged by Baby Yoda any day."
Season 2 of The Mandalorian premieres Friday, October 30, on Disney+.
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