Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew pays tribute to late Star Wars costar Kenny Baker

Peter Mayhew, the towering actor known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, has penned a heartfelt tribute to his late friend and costar Kenny Baker, who inhabited the diminutive droid R2-D2.

Baker died Saturday at age 81, and Mayhew recalled their enduring friendship in a statement published Monday on his personal website.

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James Corden surprises Chewbacca Mom with messages from J.J. Abrams and Peter Mayhew

In just a few days, the “Chewbacca Mom” video has gone all kinds of viral, breaking 140 million views and landing the woman (real name Candace Payne) on the couch of The Late Late Show. Host James Corden wanted to know, however, why Payne recorded the video in the first place. She explained that it was a way to both kill time and mark territory before picking up her kids.

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