Anthony Daniels Almost Turned Down the Roll of C-3PO

"I wasn't keen at all to be in a low-budget sci-fi in the part of a robot."

The original Star Wars film turns 40 today (May 25). But one of its iconic characters could have been very different.

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English actor Anthony Daniels spoke with KNX News Radio and revealed he initially wasn’t excited about the role of everyone’s favorite neurotic protocol droid.

“It is true that I wasn’t particularly keen, in fact, I wasn’t keen at all to be in a low-budget sci-fi movie in the part of a robot,” he said. “But it was a concept painted by Ralph McQuarrie that changed my mind completely, that and George Lucas’ script.”

“Fate took a strange hand there, fate or the force,” he continued. “Against my will, I kinda got sucked into it, and then became a part of it that I can’t leave, I’m actually very fond of my character C-3PO.”

Fun fact: Daniels is the only actor to appear in all nine Star Wars films, including the forthcoming The Last Jedi.

Check out the full interview below.

 

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