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Actor Peter Mayhew has spent the past few days tweeting ‘Star Wars’ pics

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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.

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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

3. Mayhew and Fisher goof off 

4. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Darth Vader rehearse

5. Stuart Freeborn and Yoda get dolled up by Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner

6. Because one just wasn’t enough: another Princess Leia bikini pic

7. Kershner gives Mark Hamill some intense direction

8. George Lucas hangs out casually with Darth Vader 


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