Kenny Baker on R2-D2 Challenges and Almost Turning Down 'Star Wars': In His Own Words

August 13, 2016 9:01 PM

17 0

Kenny Baker on R2-D2 Challenges and Almost Turning Down 'Star Wars': In His Own Words

Kenny Baker, the actor who played beloved droid R2-D2 in the first six Star Wars films, died Saturday at 81. The star, who stood 3 ft, 8 in., wasn't expected to live past adolescence, but defied the odds, going on to be part of a worldwide phenomenon.

In 2004, Baker — then 70 and preparing to film his final turn as the droid in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith — spoke to The Hollywood Reporter awards analyst Scott Feinberg for a wide-ranging interview discussing his early forays into performing, why he initially turned down Star Wars ...

Also read: Natalie Portman: I'm Not as Pregnant as I Look

Read more

To category page

Loading...