Pop Culture

Chewbacca tweets great old 'Star Wars' photos

Peter Mayhew, who brought us the lovable character Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has shared some great behind-the-scenes images captured while the actor was part of the iconic franchise. The Wookie has a great eye for historical photography.

Mayhew took to Twitter on Tuesday night under his handle @TheWookieRoars, and started things off with the hashtag #nostalgic. Over the next few days, he tweeted photographs of himself along with "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and co-stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer. Darth Vader, Yoda, C-3PO, Obi Wan Kenobi and some memorable sets and props are also seen.

For some reason, pictures of a bikini-clad Princess Leia drew the greatest response from "Star Wars" fans monitoring Mayhew's feed. And the actor's wit in writing captions for the images is evident throughout.

#nostalgic+so+Im+going+to+post+some+pics+tonight.+Like+this+1+of+Harrison,+Anthony,+Carrie+&+I+sharing+a+laugh...+pic.twitter.com/FblggUaU5e

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

A+backlot,+a+bottle+of+wine,+and+the+ever+alluring+@CarrieFFisher.+The+rest+of+this+set+stay+in+the+archive+:)+pic.twitter.com/OwHkEGq2ZL

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

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+

After+the+first+dozen+scaldings+we+learned+not+to+bother+@realbdw+until+after+his+first+cup+of+coffee...+pic.twitter.com/5eWKDkFqxi

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

They+said+the+Wampas+were+the+most+dangerous+thing+on+Hoth,+but+they+had+forgotten+the+frost+giants...+pic.twitter.com/Q7PO7gacGl

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

Sometimes+the+pressure+of+performing+weighed+heavy.+Should+I+say+"AWWWROOO"+or+"AARRAGH-ROOO?+pic.twitter.com/dZPK1hZf9d

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

The+craft+services+truck+was+late+that+day,+and+Zazzle+looked+so...darn....tasty!!!+pic.twitter.com/VdsKZ2bk3Y

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

"Really?+The+dark+side+has+cookies?" "Yes,+Luke.+So+many+cookies."+pic.twitter.com/KN195oFI6F

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+8,+2014+

Whose+a+cute+little+Sith+Lord?+You+are,+Yes+you+are,+now+give+us+a+kiss!!!+pic.twitter.com/F51AuCt6xI

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+

Anthony+getting+relief+from+the+blazing+sun.+pic.twitter.com/JLQDdjicCx

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+

I+love+this+picture.+Stuart+Freeborn+and+Yoda+having+their+makeup+done+by+Irvin.+pic.twitter.com/OsRfP7866O

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+

Wait!+That's+my+one+and+only+with+a+cheap+mechanical+substitute!+pic.twitter.com/ZeOA0WLEx7

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+

Practicing+before+they+broke+out+the+real+lightsabers.+Those+things+were+dangerous!+pic.twitter.com/qRgOn8S9kS

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+

..met+him+in+a+swamp+down+in+Dagobah+Where+it+bubbles+all+the+time+like+a+giant+carbonated+soda.<3+love+@alyankovic!+pic.twitter.com/q8cxMydLut

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+

We+all+go+a+little+crazy,+sometimes.+pic.twitter.com/TJpxRk9YaG

—+Peter+Mayhew+(@TheWookieeRoars)+January+10,+2014+




0:00
 
0:00
Your video begins in
0:00
TOP