How a 29-year-old basketball player landed a star role as the new Chewbacca in 'Star Wars'
|01/05/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
In the midst of finding lesser-known actors to play the new leads of the “Star Wars” saga, like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the casting department of “The Force Awakens” also had to try to find a double for one of its most legendary roles: Chewbacca.
Actor Peter Mayhew, the 71-year-old, 7’2″ London-born actor who has been the man behind the Wookiee since “Episode IV: A New Hope” opened in 1977, reprises the character once more in “Awakens.” But given Mayhew’s age and abilities (he’s often seen walking with a cane), the filmmakers needed someone younger to assist in read more >>>
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