Movie star Temuera Morrison has added a touch of authenticity to a Rotorua high school's Star Wars-themed ball.
Morrison, who played Jango Fett the bounty hunter in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, was asked to go to the Western Heights ball on Friday by his niece Ngatai Bennett, a student there.
She thought it would be "really cool" for her uncle to go, given the night was themed around a movie he had starred in.
Ngatai told only a few people, as she wanted it to be a surprise for everyone on the night. Morrison presented awards for best dressed ballgoers and ball king and queen.
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Morrison said he had been looking forward to seeing all his relations dressed up.
"They look beautiful anyway, but it's a good chance for young people to look at their personal grooming ... and feel glamorous for a night."
The busy star, who has just returned from a Star Wars convention in Mexico City and the Green Lantern premiere in Los Angeles, said he was only able to be at the ball for a short time as his 6-year-old daughter was going back to Wellington yesterday and he wanted to spend time with her.