Episode 25: Simon Wilkie – Being C-3P0
We were very excited (and confused) when we first saw a Star Wars version of the Pharrell Williams video “Happy” that went viral. Who did this? Who are these cosplayers dancing in the actual Tunisian Star Wars locations? We were really impressed with their C-3PO since the protocol droid is not an easy costume to find (and fit into).
The man behind the mask is none other than a very friendly, gracious and humble man named Simon Wilkie. Simon tells us all about the C-3PO Builders Club, the behind-the-scenes stories of the ‘Happy’ video and what the goldenrod droid really means to him. Not only did we get a great interview but we made a life-long friend!
Billy Dee Williams has left the building. If you didn’t see week three of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, listen in and find out why Billy Dee had to leave. (Is there a replacement coming in from Cloud City???)
Like we didn’t see this coming, Frozen sets another box office record. Buzz and Woody step down as the highest grossing animated film of all time. Thanks in part to a great story and the very singable song by Adelle Daz— oops, Adina Menzel with ‘Let It Go’.
Lucasfilm is getting ready for it’s May The 4th holiday by teaming up with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and the ABC’s Goldbergs. Each show gets its own Star Wars treatment.
Speaking of the Star Wars holiday known as May The 4th (followed by Revenge Of The 5th), Skywalking Through Neverland is holding it’s next listener #MayThe4thBeWithYou Giveaway. Listen in for full details on how you can win a HUGE prize pack courtesy of Autumn Barnes of MyMickeyVacationTravel.com. (Or scroll to the bottom of this page)
…And remember, never land on Alderaan!
Our Guest and Show Links
Simon Wilkie – C-3PO in “Happy (WE ARE FROM TATOOINE)” music video fame. He also wears the gold suit for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
Making of “Happy” Videos:
C-3PO and R2-D2 at Lars Homestead
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