Laura Dern Says She Saw Baby Yoda At A Basketball Game And That's Absolutely Fine

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Since the launch of the latest streaming service, Disney+, just a few short weeks ago, their biggest original series has completely taken over the internet.

Or, should we say, Baby Yoda has taken over.

Starring in the Star Wars universe's 'The Mandalorian', Baby Yoda stole hearts almost immediately because... it's a tiny little pointy-eared ball of perfection and happens to be the perfect fodder for memes.



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For whatever reason, at the Gotham Awards on Monday, Variety decided to ask celebrities their thoughts on Baby Yoda. Again, we have no clue why this was the question of choice, but we're not mad about it.

Jennifer Lopez was very complimentary saying, "I like Baby Yoda, I think Baby Yoda's amazing," while Elisabeth Moss said it had "united the country in a way that is very necessary".

Dern is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, starring as Vice Admiral Holdo in 'The Last Jedi', so honestly, expecting her to have some thoughts on Baby Yoda isn't outrageous -- but her answer was... curious, to say the least.

Laura Dern Says She Saw Baby Yoda At A Basketball Game
Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Holdo in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Photo: Disney.

But it was Laura Dern who really made us wonder what is actually going on in the world when she was asked if she had seen Baby Yoda. "Yes I did," the 'Big Little Lies' star responded, "Just today!"

"I don't know but I think he was at a basketball game," Dern said, letting a confused silence hang in the air for as long as possible before adding, "that's all I'm going to say."

If you had any questions about this interaction, Dern did clear one thing up before wrapping the interview up, casually telling interviewer Marc Malkin, "It was NBA".

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