We all love Peter Mayhew and IGN took some time to chat with our favorite Wookiee actor on the eve of the Blu-ray release. Click here for the full read that not only includes talk of Star Wars but also touches on Mayhew's early career. And to whet your whistle, here's a nice excerpt of Peter saying nice things...
"On working with George Lucas, Mayhew only has nice things to say about the bearded one.
"Working with George is a joy. He's very easy to work with. You'd do a scene and he'd either say 'yes' or he would say 'no' and you'd try it a different way," he says.
He also has much praise for his other directors, Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand.
"Irvin, bless him, was a very hands on with actors. He gave us plenty of room to develop our characters," he says.
Kershner, who once had to replace Mayhew due to illness, filmed a bunch of scenes with a new actor playing Chewbacca. He eventually scrapped all of those and shot them again once Mayhew's health was back to normal as the other actor's movements just weren't right."