Bill Burr jokes there’s nothing wrong with his Boston accent in The Mandalorian

Bill Burr as Migs Mayfeld in The Mandalorian season 2. Photo: Disney+.
Bill Burr as Migs Mayfeld in The Mandalorian season 2. Photo: Disney+. /

You come across a lot of interesting characters in Star Wars, but it’s not every day you come across someone like ex-con Migs Mayfeld who carries a regional dialect many are not familiar with in the galaxy. That is, Mayfeld actor Bill Burr is from the part of the galaxy known as “Boston” — and as such, his character Mayfeld notably speaks like he hails from those parts as well.

And of course, not every actor in Star Wars has to throw on a fake accent like Queen Amidala in the prequels or Princess Leia in a New Hope. And thus, when we hear Mayfeld speak to Mando during the prison break mission or on the way to hack an Empire terminal, it’s nothing but Burr’s natural accent.

Still, some fans found it quite amusing to find a rare instance of an accent like this in Star Wars. And in response to that, Bill Burr himself had something to say to all the fans out there. Speaking to Rob Lowe on the Literally! With Rob Lowe podcast, Burr jokingly shut down any arguments against his accent. He began his story on the podcast by talking about how nice Star Wars fans are when he meets them. But, the one little thing to always come up are comments about his accent. Here’s what he told Lowe in the podcast:

"It’s funny, I get sh*t, though, because “I never heard a Boston accent in a galaxy far, far away.” And I always go, like, “Well how about English? You don’t think it’s weird that they’re all speaking English?” … the whole thing’s ridiculous! There’s a sasquatch!"

At that point in the podcast, Lowe jumped in to clarify that the “sasquatch” was a Wookiee. And Burr added how funny it is that Han Solo still speaks English to Chewbacca, even though Chewie’s native language is the guttural Shyriiwook. Lowe agreed, saying that that type of logic just doesn’t work when it comes to Star Wars, seeing as there are so many more ridiculously inexplicable things going on in the Star Wars universe.

Of course, true Mayfeld fans love the character just the way he is. And of course, the Boston accent just adds to his character. Plus, maybe Mayfeld will join up with more people from his home planet in season 3 with characters played by the likes of Massachusett’s best, including Mark Wahlberg, Chris Evans, and Rachel Dratch.

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