Over the past few days, Peter Mayhew shared over a hundred photos from his time on the set of the iconic film franchise. Accompanied in the photos by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and the rest of the gang, he takes us back to the making of the original films that have inspired prequels, sequels, cartoons, books, comics, and an immense fan base.
The photo frenzy followed nostalgia of his time on set, after he tweeted:
Mayhew's nostalgic kick started a spree late January 7 that, so far (thankfully), has not ended. He tweeted just after midnight on January 13, "Well, that's all friends. Thank you. Still about 1200 pics in the archive. I leave you w/ the second best hair in SW" along with a photo of Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams. Among the 100+ photos was Carrie Fisher in her slave bikini from Return of the Jedi sunbathing with her stunt double, snowball fights on "Hoth," and C-3PO escaping the sun of "Tatooine" under an umbrella. Other photos revealed behind-the-scenes shots of filming and animation.
With the anticipation of Star Wars VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, lingering in the heads of thousands of fans, these hilarious and heartwarming photos will bring back good memories of the saga we all grew up watching.
Here is a look behind the camera from a long, long time ago, on a set far, far away…
Of course, the best is saved for last: Slave Leia Carrie Fisher relaxing with her stunt double.
The rest of his photo collection can be viewed here.
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