Chewbacca Actor Tweets Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Original Star Wars Trilogy
Peter Mayhew, the actor behind (or inside of) Chewbacca the Wookie, recently revealed images on his Twitter from the creation of the original Star Wars trilogy, one of the greatest movie trilogies ever made.
Some of the images are fascinating because they reveal how movie magic was performed in a day when CGI effects were nowhere nearly as advanced as they are now. The Empire’s walkers were all miniature models, as was the Millenium Falcon. And the iconic scrolling text that opens each film was actually filmed off of a scrolling screen.
Other pictures, accompanied by Mayhew’s hilarious captions, capture heart-warming interactions between the cast. My personal favorite? C-3PO chilling all alone in the desert holding a fancy shade umbrella. Check them out for yourself!
Yup, this is how it was done a long time ago, in…
A backlot, a bottle of wine, and the ever alluring @CarrieFFisher. The rest of this set stay in the archivepic.twitter.com/OwHkEGq2ZL — Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014
The Kessel Run got much quicker once they got my feet in the cockpit! pic.twitter.com/K1rLEtmNCk
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014
If you cant tell, I really admire all the animators, puppeteers, painters and other unsung heroes that you never see. pic.twitter.com/wVEZOauHq8
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014