C-3PO actor on new Star Wars: “The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous”
As we head into the fall, hype for the new Star Wars trilogy is beginning to roll into critical mass. The Guardian has an excellent interview with C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, who has played the friendly droid in each of the previous six films. Daniels is set to appear in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and speaks a bit about working with director JJ Abrams, amongst other topics.
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The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous. For heaven’s sake, it’s a movie. When I got the script, it was typed in black on paper of the deepest red so you couldn’t photocopy it. I got a hangover just reading it.
I said that I’d met so-and-so. An actor who plays a … thing in the film. A character. Immediately I received a message from Disney: ‘Remove the tweet! You’re not allowed to say that!’ Honestly. It’s a kind of Kremlin attitude. Look, I know perfectly well not to tell you now what I’m giving you for a Christmas present because it would spoil the surprise. And these films are all about opening the box on Christmas Day.
Read the full, in-depth article at the Guardian. The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.