In their continuing coverage of The Rise of Skywalker, Vanity Fair places the spotlight on the character of C-3PO, a constant participant in the Star Wars franchise from the very beginning over four decades ago. We’ve come to know the droid character played by Anthony Daniels extremely well over these past four decades and could easily predict how he would respond/react to certain situations based on his past performances. But that all might be changing, at least to a certain degree, come December with the events of Episode IX. Sounds like we might be seeing a side to 3PO that we’ve never seen before.
Check out the intro to Vanity Fair’s piece on 3PO copied below and be sure to browse through the Related Articles section located at the bottom of this post for more of their Episode IX coverage.
“I was a very serious actor and I thought it was all a bit beneath me,” C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels told Vanity Fair’s Lev Grossman, reflecting back on how it all started with him and Star Wars. His face—always hidden behind that gleaming golden mask—may not be instantly recognizable to most fans, but Daniels, with his clear, clipped voice, is the only actor to appear in every single Star Wars film to date. As revealed from interviews for Vanity Fair’s exclusive Rise of Skywalker cover story, the protocol droid that Anakin Skywalker built will truly get a chance to shine in December’s final installment of the Skywalker saga.