Anthony Daniels has portrayed C-3PO in every one of Star Wars episodic movies, but when it comes to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens he thinks the studio is taking secrecry too far. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor applauds director J.J. Abrams' 'back to basics' approach to directing but is dismayed at the "Kremlin attitude" publicity.
"The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous. For heaven’s sake, it’s a movie," said Daniels. "When I got the script, it was typed in black on paper of the deepest red so you couldn’t photocopy it. I got a hangover just reading it.”
Daniels recounts a displeasurable experience he had with the film's public relations teams when he tweeted that met someone who was playing a new role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“I said that I’d met so-and-so. An actor who plays a … thing in the film. A character. Immediately I received a message from Disney: ‘Remove the tweet! You’re not allowed to say that!’," explained the 69-year old actor. "Honestly. It’s a kind of Kremlin attitude. Look, I know perfectly well not to tell you now what I’m giving you for a Christmas present because it would spoil the surprise. And these films are all about opening the box on Christmas Day.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015.