Peter Mayhew was overjoyed to continue his role of Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ despite pneumonia and other health concerns that have plagued him in the last few years. At one point even the producers were worried that his health would prevent him from reprising his classic character, but fortunately, for all of us, he’s back and reunited with Harrison Ford.
Peter Mayhew had the following to say on his co-star Ford:
“Harrison’s one of the guys,” Mayhew told Australia’s Bmag. “We’ve been friends for a long time, and he’s always been about giving advice and talking things through. He’ll ask what you want to do, and he’ll tell you how he wants to do it, too. He’ll say, ‘No, let’s try [the scene] this way… don’t look over there, look over here’. Just little things. He’s got a really soft voice, but I know he’s very interested in what’s going on, not only as an actor, but almost as a director. And as a friend!”
I’m so happy to see these legendary legacy actors bringing their magic back to the franchise and passing the torch to the younger set. I’m looking forward to seeing more classic Han and Chewie action. What are your favorite Han and Chewie Bromance Moments?