The time has come, my fellow ”Star Wars” fans, to gear up in your Stormtrooper costume, roll up the Bobba Fett socks and lock your puppy, Greedo, in the kennel for the night – an outing is in order.
George Lucas’ “Star Wars” saga is now out on Blu-ray and suffice to say, the Mos Eisley Cantina will be lucky to see a patron all night.
Clint Morris caught up with C3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, to discuss human cyborg relations… among other things.
“When the first movie was coming out people didn’t even know I was in it,” explains Daniels of the 1977 original.
“I wasn’t in any of the advertising, because they wanted the audience to believe that 3P0 was a real robot. Even though I had a big role in it, nobody knew. They didn’t want people to know it was an actor in a suit. And now, of course, I’m back in the new series.”
Daniels thinks the prequels are just as special as the originals. He spent quite a few months working in Australia on the film and in that time he got to know a lot of the co-stars, including our local talent.
“Joel Edgerton is great. I mean I knew his character, Owen Lars, as a 65 year old. Edgerton walked up to me on set and said ‘I remember watching you as a child,’ and I said to him ‘I remember you as a 65 year old’,” he laughs.
Daniels, like most of the original cast members from ”Star Wars” (1977), admits he never dreamed the little space movie would grow to be as popular as it is.
“I was cast against will actually. I was quite insulted to be offered a role as a robot; I mean I was a serious actor. I wasn’t going to be in some eeird American movie as a robot, yet my agent insisted on it,” he laughs. Now, as Daniels says, that first Star Wars film is one of his favorites.
“It was unpretentious and unselfconscious.”
Daniels finds it hard to distance himself from such a much loved character. “He’s my best friend. I guess we are both stuffed in the worlds we live in.”
“Star Wars : The Complete Saga” is now available on Blu-ray
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.