Star Wars star, Oscar Isaac, discussed, with Sirius Radio, the last day on set with castmember, Anthony Daniels, who portrays C-3PO. Daniels has been in the role of C-3PO since the original Star Wars in 1977. He’s played the character in all nine main franchise films and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
As it was the last day on set, Isaac felt it was appropriate to address the cast and crew.
“I was feeling like ‘I’ll see everybody at reshoots. See you in a few months,'” Isaac said about his feelings. “Actually that day was kind of funny because (they said) ‘That’s a wrap’ and everybody clapped and they handed me the mic (and said) ‘Do you want to say a few words?’ I just started saying how special it’s been and I started getting kind of emotional … and I could see J.J. [Abrams] being like, ‘Wrap it up.’ I was like, ‘Oh, oh okay,’ and he was like, ‘Because actually we also have Anthony Daniels‘ last day.’ Which is like way bigger of a deal because Anthony has been in every Star Wars movie.”
“Totally stole my thunder on my big wrap speech, but to be there and to hear Anthony Daniels say goodbye to Star Wars, who is the one person who has been in all of them including, I think, most of the cartoons — he is Star Wars. For me, in any of those scenes, when I was working with Anthony, that’s when it would really hit home that he is the one link that would really make me feel like this is part of a great, great legacy. To be the guy that wrapped right before he did and to hear him say goodbye was really special.”
“He just said how much he loved J.J. and thanked him. Thanked him for being the person to hold this thing and to care for it so delicately and to be the steward of this final chapter that closes out the whole thing. It was really beautiful to watch.”
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