12 of the best behind-the-scenes Star Wars photos tweeted by Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew

For fans of Star Wars everywhere 🙂


Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars films, has been treating fans to a series of behind-the-scenes photos from the films.

The star, 69, told fans he was feeling ‘nostalgic’ so he was going to post a number of pictures on his Twitter page.

These included snaps of Carrie Fisher giggling and holding hands with her stunt double, both dressed in gold bikinis, and Harrison Ford pointing a gun at his head.

Mayhew has previously revealed that he is keen to reprise his role in Star Wars Episode 7.

The star was filming the documentary Standing In The Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story, which will look at his life and struggle with gigantism, last year.

The film’s director W Ryan Ziegler gave film site Bleeding Cool a message from Mayhew saying: ‘I intend to pursue the role of Chewbacca for Episode 7.’

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