True Story: Darth Vader Got Wicket The Ewok Into Video Games

I was reading the latest issue of Edge on my iPad yesterday when I came across an interview with Warwick Davis, who you may know as the star of Life's Too Short, but who you'll probably know for his roles as Wicket E Warwick in Return of the Jedi and Willow in... Willow.

And in there, Davis says this.

My very first experience of a game was the [Sinclair] ZX81. David Prowse showed me this very rudimentary game in his office, which had a frog jumping across logs that were floating by, and I thought it was amazing. I then bought a ZX Spectrum, where it would take maybe half an hour to load the game — kids don't know how lucky they are these days.

David Prowse, if you don't know, was the actual actor in the suit who played Darth Vader in the original film trilogy.

This will amaze me until my death, regardless of how far away that moment is.

Warwick Davis: My Favourite Game [Edge]


    You can't fool me. Anakin Skywalker was in that suit you lurdo!

    Pretty sure he cameo'd in The Phantom Menace, too, during the pod race.

      That would have to be pretty far down on anyone's resume.

        No argument from me, but it's still nice of George Lucas (who was also involved in Willow) keeping his friends close.

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