Chewbacca Tweets Rare, Behind the Scenes Pictures From ‘Star Wars’By: Meaghan Ellis - January 13, 2014
Anyone who’s ever seen the hit film series Star Wars knows of the lovable, gentle and very hairy Chewbacca! Now the famous ‘Wookiee’ has made his way to Twitter – in the form of famed actor Peter Mayhew.
Mayhew is actually the man behind the Chewbacca mask. Now, he’s showing avid Star Wars enthusiasts what life was like behind the mask – and the scenes – of the classic space saga.
On Tuesday, Mayhew took to Twitter and began posting a series of never-before-seen pictures of the Star Wars cast and production. The English actor, who goes by the screen name of @TheWookieeRoars, has posted more than 30 pictures from the film series.
Mayhew’s images capture the cast and crew in a fascinating light, as he shares shots of the movie sets and actor transformations equipped with detailed, character costumes and make-up applications.
He also gives viewers a glimpse of the actions as the cameras rolled to film.
Pictures of studio props used to create the epic space settings for the film are also posted, along with comedic, candid moments that capture the camaraderie of the cast mates.
Mayhew starred in four of the Star Wars film installments. Three of the films, which were apart of the original trilogy included Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983). Chewbacca’s character was also reprised in the 2005 film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which is the sixth installment in the epic space opera series.
Mayhew concluded his epic picture presentation on a comical note, posting a picture of his Star Wars co-star Billy Dee Williams in his younger days. However, his tweet with the picture was the most intriguing part. In a nutshell, he said that the pictures he posted aren’t even a drop in the bucket, as he has more than 1,200 rare Star Wars pictures in his collection.
Image via Twitter | Peter Mayhew