LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Star Wars” actor Anthony Daniels has portrayed the fretful droid C-3PO in ten movies over 42 years. His next appearance hits global theatres on Thursday in “The Rise of Skywalker.”
Fellow star Joonas Suotamo stepped into the furry Chewbacca costume in 2015 for “The Force Awakens” and plays the towering Wookiee on the big screen for the fourth time in the new film.
Daniels and Suotamo spoke with Reuters about their characters, their costumes and trying to wow former co-star Harrison Ford. The following are edited excerpts.
Q: When this whole thing started, when you read the first script for “Star Wars,” what did you think of this movie, this story with a talking droid and a Wookiee who was the co-pilot?
Daniels: I didn’t understand anything apart from the fact that I really liked C-3PO, the character I was being offered, and I took it. And he was just a character that seemed to have a different quality from the humans, the princess, the heroes, Luke Skywalker, all that.
Q: Did you wonder if it would work?