Growing up, fans of the “Star Wars” franchise have always had plenty of C-3PO to go around. However, in recent films, Anthony Daniels, who plays the character, feels that he has been “slightly sidelined” and it is hard to argue that. We’ve primarily seen him in an even more secondary role than usual, and the actor fully agrees that “people haven’t quite known how to write him.”
His thoughts came up during a Good Morning America interview where he was speaking about the character after this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
“3PO has sort of remained the same. He depends very much on the circumstances he’s placed in because he’s not a proactive character. He sort of reacts to all the stuff that’s going on, generally with horror and so on. But he has to be part of the main action to really function, and maybe that is something that you’ll see in the next movie. In previous ones he’s been slightly sidelined, people haven’t quite known how to write him as the originals were written. If you think back to Episode IV, as it became, there he is in the desert, really just so uncomfortable.”
He did feel quite underused in both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ I’m hoping that we’ll get to see plenty of scenes with C-3PO being uncomfortable in the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’
“My favorite line of his is still, ‘were doomed.’” Anthony Daniels talks one-on-with @paulafaris about @starwars: #EpisodeIX and takes a look back at the life of C3PO at @starwarscelebration in Chicago this morning only on GMA! #StarWarsCelebration https://t.co/W1vUNLSAev pic.twitter.com/vTRsiLNY0B
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 12, 2019
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Source: Digital Spy