We’ve already seen what it was like for little Kenny Baker inside his R2-D2 suit, but what about his golden friend C-3PO? Hanging out with Jedi, rogues, and princesses has got to be tiring work, especially if you’re wearing a metal suit in the hot sun of the desert.
Actor Anthony Daniels likely had to take frequent breaks to keep from overheating, but what if he just needed a little something to wet his whistle? Don’t worry, the people on set have something to help with just that.
The Movie's Head Honcho
Marlon Brando may have received nothing but respect from the other characters of the movie, but when the cameras weren't rolling, director Francis Ford Coppola was in charge. The two big names of this movie are seen here, Brando in his famous outfit and cheeks stuffed with cotton to get the memorable Don Corleone voice, and Coppola standing behind him in a seventies outfit, haircut, and facial hair.
These two figures clashed during the film, with Brando needing cue cards for his lines a lot of the time, since he refused to memorize them. Yet, despite this tumult, the movie remains a classic.
Protect That Rose
Plenty of methods were used to make sure actress Kate Winslet wasn't hurt during this dramatic and dangerous scene. There are plenty of crash mats underneath her, an emergency crew on standby in case she does suffer an injury, and, even if actor Leonardo DiCaprio's grip should slip, people at top next to him will be able to keep her from falling.
Does this do away with a little bit of the movie magic? Sure it does, but we're sure that Kate Winslet appreciates all the effort put into keeping her whole.
Take a Big Drink, Daniels
If the actor inside C-3PO needed to get a quick drink but didn't want to have to pull himself out of his suit, he had a cup with a straw – classic. We're not sure exactly what's in the cup, but it was likely just water, since the hot outfit and hotter sun probably led to plenty of sweating.
He's drinking right through his C-3PO mouth, which tells us a little something about how the suit was made. We're beginning to wonder if, looking close enough, you could see Anthony Daniels' mouth moving during his lines.
The King of the Movies
There are plenty of movies that lead with the Metro Goldwyn Mayer title card, the lion roaring through the twisted and curled film strip.
You probably are aware it is a real lion, but what did it look like while filming? The reverberating roars and majestic look of the king of beasts has always been an eye-catching sight, even oh-so long ago.