Anthony Daniels argued with J.J Abrams on Star Wars set
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 March 2016
C-3PO star Anthony Daniels joked he would 'argue a lot' with film director J.J Abrams over the droid's prosthetic red arm in 'The Force Awakens'
Anthony Daniels would "argue" with J.J Abrams on the set of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' over C-3PO's red arm.
The 70-year-old actor was thrilled to work with the director in episode VII, but revealed they clashed about the decision to give the golden droid a red arm and leave fans in the dark as to how the robot - who is built to follow etiquette and protocol - came to harm.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the Jameson Empire Awards in London on Sunday (20.03.16), Anthony said: "I will tell you that J.J and I used to argue a lot because I wasn't sure about the red arm as a piece of prosthetics and neither was C-3PO, so I wanted to do other things but J.J is the boss man so he got a red arm."
The veteran actor praised the director for "listening" to him and says eagle eye fans should notice that C-3PO regains his golden limb at the end of the movie, thanks to his persistence.
Anthony joked: "Every day I would go, 'no forgiveness, no forgiveness!' ... And in the last frame of the movie, C-3PO is waving goodbye to the Millennium Falcon with a gold arm and that was J.J listening to me. But I believe there is a comic book coming out with explains very realistically why C-3P0 had a red arm, it's quite the story."
Prosthetic differences aside, the pair get along great and have indulged in a bit of harmless banter ever since.
He added: "We used to tease each other a lot. He sends me cards now with drawings of the red arm."
Other celebrities to attend the awards hosted by David Walliams were 'Star Wars' actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, who picked up the Best Newcomers gong.