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.