Over the past few days, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars, has shared a host of behind-the-scenes images from his days on the set of the iconic film franchise. "#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight," Mayhew tweeted on Wednesday along with a picture of himself, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher "sharing a laugh." This kick-started a captivating Twitter spree that lasted until the early morning hours on Friday.
Here are some of the iconic Wookie's most revealing tweets – from bikini-babe Princess Leia to Luke and Vader rehearsing their lightsaber duel.
1. Mayhew, Ford, and Fisher enjoying a group giggle
2. Bikini-clad Fisher (as Princess Leia) with her stunt double
Ok, you lot really like pics of a certain princess! Here's one of Carrie and her stunt double. You're Welcome. pic.twitter.com/CmHYPPvIpM— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014
3. Mayhew and Fisher goof off
4. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Darth Vader rehearse
Practicing before they broke out the real lightsabers. Those things were dangerous! pic.twitter.com/qRgOn8S9kS— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014
5. Stuart Freeborn and Yoda get dolled up by Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner
I love this picture. Stuart Freeborn and Yoda having their makeup done by Irvin. pic.twitter.com/OsRfP7866O— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014
6. Because one just wasn't enough: another Princess Leia bikini pic
7. Kershner gives Mark Hamill some intense direction
Irvin had a fierce way of correcting you when you missed a mark. I look on in terror in the background... pic.twitter.com/ztKdjnwyYa— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014
8. George Lucas hangs out casually with Darth Vader
George Lucas (or Zazzle) with Dave and Irvin Kershner pic.twitter.com/df2CTDoded— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014