Jennifer Beals talks about her character’s shocking moment in the latest episode of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’

Jennifer Beals plays Garsa Fwip in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’.Lucasfilm

  • Warning: There are major spoilers below if you haven’t seen Chapter 6 of “The Book of Boba Fett”.

  • Jennifer Beals spoke to Insider about the shocking ending of her character Garsa Fwip.

  • She also shared her thoughts on the upcoming “Flashdance” series on Paramount+.

Not only has “The Book of Boba Fett” provided us with the long-awaited backstory to what happened to the beloved bounty hunter after he was in the clutches of the mighty Sarlacc in “Return of the Jedi,” the Disney+ series also gave us the genius casting of Jennifer Beals as Mos Espa’s most beloved madam, Garsa Fwip.

Throughout the series, Fwip van Beals, a Twi’lek who runs a popular cantina called The Sanctuary, was a source of information for Fett, and the doors outside her establishment were the setting for Fett’s first meeting with Jabba the Hutt’s cousins. , “The Twins.”

Sadly, Fwip’s time on the series came to an end in Wednesday’s episode, “Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” when two members of the Pykes, a crime syndicate, bombed The Sanctuary and killed everyone inside, including fwip.

Insider spoke to Beals about her reaction to the character’s shocking death, the note she gave the show’s producers, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, that changed how her character was perceived by her staff, and her thoughts on the reboot for ‘Flashdance’ from 1983. the film that made her famous.

Did you see the episode?

I woke up early and looked. I wanted to stay up late last night to watch, but then I thought, uh, I need to go to sleep. I just love the episode.

RIP to Garsa.

I know, but you never know. You saw that big scar on her chest. She’s a survivor.

Jennifer Beals.Jill Greenberg

Hey, in “Star Wars” anything can happen.

I mean, I have to believe she died.

If it’s any consolation, she got more screen time than Boba Fett in this episode.


So what’s the backstory? Did you know from the start that death would be Fwip’s fate?

I got all the episodes so I knew what was going to happen. I knew their intent. When I got the part, they actually had all my scenes written out already. And this final scene was the icing on the cake.

What did you think of her death?

I understood the beginning, the middle and the end. It was okay. I was so excited to be invited to be a part of that world as someone who strives to bring beauty and balance to a world that lacks both.

Both aspects are common in your character. Was there a highlight in this whole trip?

Everything was a highlight. In my spare time I would just wander around the studio and find these little pouches that they put things in and I got to see these incredible masks and props in their resting state. It was heaven on earth. I mean, I’m trying to be cool, but it’s not possible. [Laughs]

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Jennifer Beals in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’.Lucasfilm

And what should have been a treat is that all your scenes are set in a place where so many props, costumes, the set dressing and how you were made up –

Things got out of hand.

But when I saw all this it was hard not to talk about it at all, until now?

cheeky. I felt like I had been on the mountaintop and given the tablets – and I couldn’t tell anyone.

Looks like the secrecy was so deep you didn’t even know which show you were on, right? not true? tell Variety didn’t you know the show was about Boba Fett at first?

[Laughs] It was so funny. They’re just really, really good at keeping things secret, so even in our meetings, Jon explained that he wanted to focus on Boba Fett, but it wasn’t like he said, “We’re doing this other series.” I really thought I was in “The Mandalorian” but I found out when I could finally get started. Frankly, I don’t care. I was just happy to be there.

By now they must have had a lot of faith in you because you got all your scripts ahead of time. That’s rare. Actors in these projects often get them on their way.

And not only that, I would call and email Dave and ask things, make suggestions. There were all kinds of discussions about my character. They were very open.

Can you remember a note you gave on the show?

In the original script, my associates called me “master.” I felt that in this world that I am creating in my establishment, The Sanctuary, since I come from an enslaved people, maybe we could choose a better language – something more in line with her ethos and vision of her place. And they thought that was a good idea and changed it to “ma’am.” I was really grateful for that.

Jennifer Beals dances

Jennifer Beals in ‘Flash Dance’.paramount importance

Switching, have you heard of the Restart “Flashdance”?


Are you involved?

I was informed about it a few years ago, but I don’t know. I was talking to [director] Angela Robinson about it, but [her overall deal is] at Warners now, so I don’t know what’s going to happen. I wish them the best and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. I’m sure Justin [Simien, who is directing the reboot,] has come up with something very interesting.

“The Book of Boba Fett” airs every Wednesday on Disney+.

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