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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Shares BTS Images Of ‘Star Wars’ On Twitter

By Anthony Thurston on January 17th 2014

We have been lucky in recent years, since the advent of the DVD and special features, to see more behind the scenes images and video from movies. Before DVDs, it was not so common to see behind the scenes stuff beyond a picture here and there in a magazine. Now, with social media, we get to experience some of what the actors, directors and filmmakers get to see on a day to day basis on set.

Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca, recently took to Twitter to share some amazing images from behind the scenes of the Original Star Wars series. The images offer a really interesting and rare look at some of what went on during filming of Star Wars. If you are not geeking out yet (I totally am), I don’t think there is any hope for you…

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What are your thoughts on old BTS images like this coming out so many years later? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Jacob Jexmark

    As a real Star Wars geek, these images were really nice to see! :)

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  2. Teresa

    I just love this stuff. I was the biggest Star Wars fan and the pictures just take me right back there. Thank you.

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  3. Hanssie

    That is pretty cool! I love seeing bts stuff of my favorite movies!

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