Not many can say that they have starred in a series for over four decades, which is exactly how long Anthony Daniels has been involved with the Star Wars franchise for. Daniels has portrayed the lovable droid C-3PO since the very first Star Wars film, Star Wars: A New Hope and has remained as C-3PO till the series final episode, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Daniels has even shared a heartwarming tweet about filming the final scene for C-3PO earlier in January this year.
During the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker press tour in Tokyo, Japan, Geek Culture had the opportunity to sit down with Daniels himself to ask him a few questions as well as play a quick little game with him.
Though it might be his final appearance as C-3PO in a Star Wars film revolving around the Skywalker Saga, Daniels maintains that he will not be saying goodbye to the droid as there are many other projects for Daniels to be involved with as C-3PO.
“I’m not saying goodbye to C-3PO because there is all sorts of other projects that are not movies,” Daniels explained in his interview with Geek Culture. “For years I’ve been doing animated series and games and so on. So it’s only, I think, as far as the movies go.”
“Maybe in a while, I will miss it but right now, I also look forward to getting a better perspective of the whole series of films,” he adds.
There must be a lot for fans to look forward to from C-3PO in the upcoming final episode and according to Daniels, he had sent an email to director J.J. Abrams informing him of situations where he feels C-3PO works best in. You can just feel the love he has for the character and his desire to make sure the droid is portrayed correctly in the film.
“Running up to this movie, I emailed J.J. Abrams and said ‘Y’know [C-3PO] works best in this situation. Here, and here. Not there, not there, and not down there. With friends and with something to do.’ I’m sure he didn’t need me to nudge him in that way but I think when you see The Rise of Skywalker, you will understand that I had a very good time. Which, of course, means that C-3PO probably didn’t have a good time.”
We also tested Daniels’ knowledge of the Skywalker saga by showing him stills from each of the episodes and having him name each of them. To no one’s surprise, Daniels aced the game and won himself a Bluetooth Imperial Comlink, which first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope and was used by none other than C-3PO himself.
Check out our video to watch our whole interview with Anthony Daniels aka C-3PO as well as our short game segment with him!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theatres around Singapore from December 19, 2019.