Chewbacca's behind-the-scenes photos: The Star Wars cast like never seen before

Peter Mayhew, the actor under the fur, delighted Twitter with never before seen shots from the Star Wars set

Published January 12, 2014 7:48PM (EST)

  (Peter Mayhew/Twitter)
(Peter Mayhew/Twitter)

Playful and charming, Peter Mayhew -- the actor behind Chewbacca -- posted a series of behind-the-scenes photos from the original Star Wars films. Mayhew told fans he was feeling "nostalgic" and wanted to share the images. The result is more than any Star Wars fan could hope for:


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By Natasha Lennard

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