Anthony Daniels almost didn’t take his most iconic role.
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In a new interview with Digital Spy, the “Star Wars” star talked about how he was originally completely uninterested in playing the beloved robot C-3PO in the original 1977 film.
“It’s very odd because I didn’t want the interview with George Lucas. I was insulted to be offered the part, or to discuss the part of a robot in a low budget science fiction film,” Daniels admitted.
“My agent made me go, and here I am today. I am now a heritage player. I have to get this right, because I keep calling us heirloom players, which I’m told is a type of vegetable, or tomato. It’s Harrison [Ford], Mark Hamill, Billy [Dee Williams] and I – and more,” he continued. “So there you go. It is odd to be the observer, against my will originally, but now with amazement.”
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Daniels has since played C-3PO in every film in the Skywalker saga, including the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.