That Hashtag Show spoke to Chris Bartlett, the actor that steps into the C-3PO costume when Anthony Daniels isn’t round, and whose efficiency because the aforementioned droid led to a job in The Mandalorian as Q9-Zero.
One of many first belongings you’ll be taught upon talking with Chris Bartlett is that he’s one in all us; a Star Wars fan to the core. Like me, he grew up with the unique Star Wars trilogy and the toys that got here with it. Quick ahead to 2003. Bartlett, once more, like so many others, was constructing his personal Star Wars costumes and determined to do a personality not many others had performed: C-3PO.
Changing into C-3PO
“[W]henever you’re making these costumes, the dream is at all times, man, I hope this seems good. You ‘ah, man, wouldn’t or not it’s cool’ if this, you recognize, turned out so effectively that’s somebody at Lucasfilm… thought that it was worthy of being utilized in one thing. However after all, none of that’s going to occur as a result of that’s all a dream.”
His distinctive efficiency as C-3PO instantly resulted in his casting in The Mandalorian:
“As a result of they knew of my work there, someone who labored on this present really useful that I am going in, or that they offer me a name. In order that they gave me a name, I went down for a becoming. I didn’t know what it was for till I acquired there and so they mentioned it was for a droid bounty hunter. And I mentioned ‘oh man, might you think about? the most effective of each worlds, you recognize?’ They usually confirmed me an image of Zero and I simply thought ‘this is sort of a combine between Boba Fett and C-3PO!’ I did an audition in within the go well with.”
Learn the interview in full on the link beneath.