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A year and a half ago, Lucasfilm announced that writer/producer Jon Favreau’s new Star Wars series would be called The Mandalorian and would feature Bryce Dallas Howard as director for its fourth episode. For Howard, already a seasoned actress, Mandalorian would not only be her first major directing gig, but also the first time a woman would sit behind the camera for one of the most successful movie franchises in history. And yet, when Variety asked Howard how it felt to be in this career-making, culturally exalted position, she was clear about what the real thrill was.

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This story first appeared in the May 4, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.