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Original Star Wars -BTS, Outtakes, And More

C-3PO studying under an umbrella.

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This picture is of the man who played C-3PO, Anthony Daniels, forced to rest against a leaning stand complete with an umbrella to shield him form the harsh sunlight. You see, during filming, he was actually inside the costume of C-3PO which many people actually thought was a puppet because of how thin it is.

It seemed there was no way for there to actually be a human being in there, but Daniels truly was put into a costume to play the role. The suit had to be made so thin and tight-fitting to give it an authentic robotic feel, that Daniels was more or less trapped in it. The animatronic movements that the character had in the movie were actually Daniels’ own movements, just restricted by the metal suit.

The stand eventually became necessary for him to rest himself because of how harshly the metal outfit limited his flexibility. He could no longer sit down in between takes, forcing them to improvise and build something he could use to rest while still standing. As you can see, they also needed a portable stand to hold up his rehearsal book as he could not utilize his arms enough to hold it up to his face.

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