21 Mar 2019 5:14 PM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars Actor Warwick Davis Talks About Inclusivity And How Fortunate He Really Is

Starting out as a Star Wars fan, Warwick Davis found himself landing a role as the Ewok Wicket in the Battle of Endor in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. George Lucas picked Davis to be the new Wicket after Kenny Baker fell ill, seeing that the actor carried himself pretty well for the role. Ever since then, Davis has had a special place in the Star Wars franchise, playing three other roles in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

After Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, the actor continued to play various roles in Lucas' galaxy far, far away. Davis appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, reuniting him with Willow director Ron Howard. He even played a part in Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels.

Speaking in an interview with Sky News, the now 49-year-old actor talks about the luck he's experienced in his career, saying that he feels "very fortunate" about it all. Hollywood might be making strides in terms of diversity and representation now, but in the past few decades, the entertainment industry hasn't been very inclusive.


Talking about how lucky he is, Davis admits that he's reminded of his fortune every day "when somebody says that they grew up watching Star Wars and it's such a part of their lives or that Harry Potter has been a special part of their childhood."

"I feel I'm very lucky to have managed to be part of these two huge film series. Not a day goes by where I don't talk about them some way or another," the actor continued.

Right now we're not quite sure whether or not Davis will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, but we're certainly hoping that he'll be there.

Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.

Read: George Lucas Actually Meant To Have Female Stormtroopers After A New Hope