Original Star Wars Actor was 'Insulted' to be Offered a Role in a 'Low Budget' Movie

Anthony Daniels might have been in the Star Wars franchise from the very start of everything, however, the actor who's played C-3PO in almost every Star Wars film admits that he initially wanted nothing to do with the "low budget" original movie.

Speaking in an interview with Digital Spy,Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor Anthony Daniels opens decides to talk more about Star Wars, revealing that he didn't want to be part of the franchise in the first place. According to the British actor and mime, he had felt insulted that he was even offered a part in A New Hope.

"It's very odd because I didn't want the interview George Lucas," Daniel admitted during his interview with the entertainment news outlet, "I was insulted to be offered the part or to discuss the part of a robot in a low budget science fiction film."

This might seem ridiculous now seeing how fans and actors would give a hand and foot just to play menial roles in the galaxy far, far away, but before Star Wars became the giant that it is, it was an obscure science fiction project with little to its name.

Luckily, Daniel's agent encouraged him to meet with Lucas to talk about the part, and now the actor's been with Star Wars ever since.

"I am now a heritage player," Daniels added. "I have to get this right, because I keep calling us heirloom players, which I'm told is a type of vegetable or tomato."

Life takes us to surprising places. We can't wait to see Daniels reprise his role in Episode IX. There have been a lot of questions about C-3PO's fate in the film, but we're hoping that he makes it out of the movie alive.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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