Chewbacca: “Star Wars” Actor Kind Of Loved Leia

By: Amanda Crum - January 13, 2014

Chewbacca has one of the most recognizable faces in the history of film; as the giant, furry, lovable Wookiee who always had Han Solo’s back, the character is one of the most beloved figures in film history. When the actor who portrayed him–Peter Mayhew–started tweeting out old photos from the set of the original films, “Star Wars” fans everywhere were treated to images from behind the scenes…including a whole lot of Princess Leia.

Most male fans of the movies harbor a crush on Leia, and it’s clear that Mayhew wasn’t immune to her charms as they joked around on set and had a lot of touchy-feely playtime.

Mayhew made headlines last summer when he was stopped at the airport on his way home from a comic con because of his cane, which is designed to look like a lightsaber.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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