Bulloch was asked if he could easily see through the T-shaped visor in the Boba Fett helmet, and he said:
“Not brilliantly, but when you have to wear it, you have to wear it. The thing is to pretend. You pretend what you’re doing, it’s a pretend scene, but of course, it’s a real scene. You just have to get on with it. And it was tough … but not for me because I’m Boba Fett.”
In short, Bulloch had to do some real acting. He also noted that, because of the way films were being shot back in 1980 and 1983, there wasn’t a lot of time to make sure supporting players were comfortable. As such, he had to suffer through a lot. The costume may have looked cool, but Bulloch’s legs bore the brunt of it. One might note that Boba Fett doesn’t engage in any action sequences that require him to jump around or roll on the floor. This was fortunate, as the costume would have pinched the dickens out of the actor’s legs. Bulloch continued:
“[T]here’s nothing you could do. You can’t sort of say, ‘Can I have a sort of cushion here by me knee here because I hurt?’ If you start moaning like that you should be doing some other film. […] If I had the chance, I’d re-make the knees and the legs, which would be the worst part … it was cutting into your thighs and your knees.”
In 2002’s “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” it was established that Boba Fett was a clone who would grow up to look like actor Temuera Morrison, an actor who has been playing the character ever since. One would hope the knee armor has improved.