is an English actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.
Comments: 4199 • Responses: 74 • Date: 2017-05-07 01:02:40 UTCsource
stellarbeing8146 karma2017-05-07 01:26:50 UTC
What are your feelings on the notorious Star Wars Christmas special?
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PeterMayhew31188 karma2017-05-07 01:28:59 UTC
The check cleared
justapoliscimajor7282 karma2017-05-07 01:04:45 UTC
What is your favorite memory of Carrie Fisher?
PeterMayhew13909 karma2017-05-07 01:10:13 UTC
Everytime I think of Carrie I have a new favorite memory of her. Currently, its her chasing around the other cast members with a squirt gun
Brothererb6759 karma2017-05-07 01:12:24 UTC
Grrrrrrrrrr? Hrrrrrrr grrrrrr grrrrrrr?
PeterMayhew9813 karma2017-05-07 01:27:31 UTC
huurh huurh raaaaaahhgh
archer-sc6581 karma2017-05-07 01:22:46 UTC
What are you up to nowadays?
EDIT: my top comment is me getting bamboozled by Chewie. my life is more and more complete
im not changing the edit. who really cares
PeterMayhew15344 karma2017-05-07 01:38:44 UTC
cheluhu6064 karma2017-05-07 01:13:07 UTC
Hi Peter - how did you feel when you found out what happened to Han in The Force Awakens?
PeterMayhew12590 karma2017-05-07 01:27:01 UTC
Left a burning hole in my heart. It was also very hard to keep quiet about for a year and a half
Platypus2224148 karma2017-05-07 01:08:33 UTC
Love your work, Mr Mayhew!
How do you feel about the fact that Chewbacca aged so much more gracefully than everyone else in the sequels? Gotta say, I was expecting some grey fur!
PeterMayhew8321 karma2017-05-07 01:12:37 UTC
Well, he was 200 years old in A New Hope....so another 34 years probably wouldnt have added too much grey, right?
iwas99x4010 karma2017-05-07 01:11:57 UTC
Peter, can you tell us about how your audition for Chewbacca went and how you reacted when you got chosen for the role?
PeterMayhew8930 karma2017-05-07 02:21:30 UTC
I stood up, and they offered me the part. I was excited, and unaware of the adventure that was about to begin
iwas99x3768 karma2017-05-07 01:16:48 UTC
Peter, do you do the Chewbacca sounds or is that added in after It's filmed by someone else?
PeterMayhew5749 karma2017-05-07 01:25:13 UTC
The wonderfully talented Ben Burtt added the sounds after. There is a few clips on Youtube that show what I made up on the spot to help the other actors
Epileptic_EyeSurgeon3324 karma2017-05-07 01:22:33 UTC
Toilet paper roll over or under?
PeterMayhew9591 karma2017-05-07 01:39:25 UTC
Over, as the patent states.
iwas99x3274 karma2017-05-07 01:05:48 UTC
Mr. Mayhew, how often do you watch the stars wars movies?
PeterMayhew8434 karma2017-05-07 01:09:25 UTC
let me pause Empire.
spud_cooker2830 karma2017-05-07 01:04:01 UTC
Was the suit hot?
PeterMayhew6204 karma2017-05-07 01:06:46 UTC
at times during the Carbon Freezing Chamber the suit did get a little warm. Although, it was glorious during the Hoth scenes and kept me warm in the snow.
iwas99x2681 karma2017-05-07 01:04:23 UTC
Greetings, do you prefer to be called Peter or Mr. Mayhew?
PeterMayhew5205 karma2017-05-07 01:07:08 UTC
Peter is fine, Mr. Mayhew is fine. Just please dont call me Pete.
verojecsguard2533 karma2017-05-07 01:12:21 UTC
Hello, Peter! Thanks so much for doing another AMA! You've seen and retweteed the petition I began on May The Fourth to get you a cameo in the Han Solo movie. I am hoping to reach as many people as possible, because I know a lot of fans feel the same way I do - you deserve it! So my question: what would your ideal cameo be?
PeterMayhew2582 karma2017-05-07 02:20:27 UTC
I have seen it, and it is incredibly sweet of you. I honestly would be honored to be included in any way. I suppose a cantina patron would be lovely like Anthony Daniels, or a pilot like Jeremy Bulloch.
iwas99x2349 karma2017-05-07 01:10:49 UTC
Peter, how much Chewbacca merchandise do you own?
PeterMayhew5493 karma2017-05-07 02:15:55 UTC
I have a museum specifically for all the memorabilia called The Chewie Room.
tobeinafrica2231 karma2017-05-07 01:16:57 UTC
Mr. Mayhew what was your favourite part of the franchise to film?
PeterMayhew4512 karma2017-05-07 01:23:04 UTC
The Empire Strikes Back, hands down
iwas99x2190 karma2017-05-07 01:06:17 UTC
Mr. Mayhew, how tall are you?
PeterMayhew3109 karma2017-05-07 01:09:02 UTC
iwas99x2017 karma2017-05-07 01:18:03 UTC
Peter, how often are you on Reddit and what are your favorite subreddits?
PeterMayhew3436 karma2017-05-07 01:21:11 UTC
I try to be on whenever possible. Mainly I go to the /r/StarWars and look at a lot of the posts there. Sometimes I'll pop into various other posts depending on whats on my front page.
QuiGonnHank1984 karma2017-05-07 01:03:38 UTC
Are you excited as I am about Star Wars land at Disneyland ?
PeterMayhew2604 karma2017-05-07 01:08:33 UTC
I dont know anything about it, yet. I always enjoyed Star Wars Weekends, though.
iwas99x1963 karma2017-05-07 01:09:56 UTC
Peter, how many star wars conventions do you go to per year?
PeterMayhew3380 karma2017-05-07 02:26:49 UTC
10-20 based on the year. Its always nice to meet fans
RocketTech991656 karma2017-05-07 01:06:42 UTC
Mr Mayhew- Thanks for your contributions to this community, and of course thank-you for your 40 years of effort in Star Wars!
If you are able to say, are you in the standalone Han Solo movie?
What are the biggest challenges, and biggest rewards in your career?
PeterMayhew3293 karma2017-05-07 01:18:03 UTC
Thank you for the kind words, they mean the world to me.
No, I am currently not involved in the new Han Solo stand alone film. However, there was a petition started to have me in as an unmasked cameo. It was incredibly sweet, and I would LOVE to be included.
I find it incredibly rewarding to see the love for the character on children's faces, and the stories people have about the first time they saw Star Wars.
BryceMuldoon1615 karma2017-05-07 01:03:39 UTC
Who is your personal favorite character from the Star Wars franchise?
PeterMayhew4483 karma2017-05-07 01:07:30 UTC
Chewbacca. I maybe a bit biased
SloBro71578 karma2017-05-07 01:24:19 UTC
How often are you recognized?
PeterMayhew3965 karma2017-05-07 01:38:22 UTC
pretty frequently. Once at Disney I was mistaken for Howard Stern.
iwas99x1549 karma2017-05-07 01:25:12 UTC
Peter, outside of Star wars movies and TV shows, what are your favorite movies and TV shows?
PeterMayhew3117 karma2017-05-07 01:36:03 UTC
The Walking Dead, Longmire, The Crown, DIY shows, and anything with nice cars in it
IAmTheFlyingIrishMan1302 karma2017-05-07 01:22:08 UTC
What was your favorite moment while working on TFA?
PeterMayhew3307 karma2017-05-07 01:42:13 UTC
Seeing the Falcon in all her glory again. They did a wonderful job. Every screw was in the right place, all the knobs and panels were correct. It was wonderful!
ifedthefish1266 karma2017-05-07 02:17:02 UTC
Peter, serious question here: how much chew could Chewie chew if chewie could chew chew?
PeterMayhew4546 karma2017-05-07 02:53:17 UTC
How many Lowes could Rob Lowe rob, if Rob Lowe could rob Lowes?
ddramone1241 karma2017-05-07 01:11:14 UTC
Cheers, Mr. Mayhew! When you were filming A New Hope, did anyone on set know the film would be so huge when it opened?
PeterMayhew3023 karma2017-05-07 02:24:01 UTC
I love Carrie's answer, "The only one who didn't know was George. We kept it from him because we wanted to see what his face looked like when it changed expression."
WattWattWatt1241 karma2017-05-07 03:18:16 UTC
Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise?
PeterMayhew1889 karma2017-05-07 03:21:12 UTC
those_pesky_kids1225 karma2017-05-07 02:21:29 UTC
Hello, Mr. Mayhew!
From my husband: Do you still enjoy being Chewbacca?
From myself: What do you enjoy doing on a rainy day?
PeterMayhew1885 karma2017-05-07 02:40:38 UTC
SamNoelLee1215 karma2017-05-07 01:21:33 UTC
Did you enjoy Rogue One?
PeterMayhew2793 karma2017-05-07 01:43:49 UTC
I did. It was a different take, and good addition to the Star Wars universe.
Oh, Alan stole the show for me.
iwas99x1147 karma2017-05-07 01:07:14 UTC
Mr.Mayhew, have you ever seen the Family Guy version of Star Wars? If so, what do you think of it?
PeterMayhew2090 karma2017-05-07 01:13:13 UTC
Yes, and I thought it was very clever.
iwas99x1060 karma2017-05-07 01:38:11 UTC
Peter, what would you do for a Klondike Bar?
PeterMayhew4242 karma2017-05-07 01:50:27 UTC
Shoot Kylo Ren in the gut
theseekerofbacon1048 karma2017-05-07 01:36:24 UTC
Arruuuagh, grug ghraaaugh grghhu gah?
PeterMayhew1514 karma2017-05-07 01:54:13 UTC
huurh huuguughghg aaaaahnr huuguughghg huurh
greenbottletime1019 karma2017-05-07 01:21:36 UTC
why should we let the wookiee win?
PeterMayhew2472 karma2017-05-07 01:42:32 UTC
chazc99954 karma2017-05-07 01:10:35 UTC
Out of all scenes in the original trilogy, what do you remember being the hardest to nail down?
PeterMayhew2227 karma2017-05-07 02:26:09 UTC
Putting C3PO back together.
iwas99x884 karma2017-05-07 01:25:37 UTC
Peter, do you play any of the Star Wars video games?
PeterMayhew1931 karma2017-05-07 01:30:56 UTC
No, they dont make controllers big enough. I have watched my children play many of them, and I quite enjoyed it.
Jsm1427830 karma2017-05-07 02:19:55 UTC
Peter, what does it feel like to know and see daily how much joy you've brought millions of people across multiple decades? Is it overwhelming sometimes?
PeterMayhew1249 karma2017-05-07 02:46:53 UTC
It warms my heart.
iwas99x827 karma2017-05-07 01:30:40 UTC
Peter, how great would Chewbacca be handling a lightsaber?
PeterMayhew1913 karma2017-05-07 02:01:58 UTC
a "force" to be reckoned with it.
iwas99x802 karma2017-05-07 01:28:42 UTC
Peter, how often do you talk about stars wars with your friends and family?
PeterMayhew1329 karma2017-05-07 01:57:42 UTC
All the time. Especially when there's a Star Wars marathon on at TV.
druddy1985744 karma2017-05-07 01:25:41 UTC
Peter this is the greatest honor of my life. I attended the 40th Anniversary panel and it blew me away. Do you have any fun stories about the going-on's backstage before or after?
Many thanks for all that you do.
PeterMayhew1157 karma2017-05-07 01:33:40 UTC
After the panel, there was a photo taken of an entire group. We waited an hour for Mark to finish with the fans, and we got spend a lot of time catching up. Angie, and I had a great conversation with Harrison about us rebuilding our barn.
TenNineteenOne677 karma2017-05-07 01:24:27 UTC
How do you like your eggs?
PeterMayhew1524 karma2017-05-07 01:37:12 UTC
scrambled with corn beef hash
FloydMarley654 karma2017-05-07 02:19:05 UTC
Mr. Mayhew, do you watch Sci-Fi/Fantasy outside of Star Wars? If so, what are some of your favorites? I like the idea of Chewbacca watching Game of Thrones and Firefly in his downtime.
PeterMayhew1426 karma2017-05-07 02:49:04 UTC
I enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy. The kids bought me Game of Thrones, I havent watched it yet.
Thulm--643 karma2017-05-07 03:01:39 UTC
A friend told me the possibility of successfully receiving a reply from you, Peter Mayhew, was 3,720:1 -- Thoughts?
PeterMayhew1633 karma2017-05-07 03:41:58 UTC
Never tell me the odds
PsykoPhreak582 karma2017-05-07 02:20:49 UTC
Have you seen the "Chewbacca mom" video? If so, what was your reaction to it?
PeterMayhew1204 karma2017-05-07 02:43:18 UTC
Yes, I met her in Dallas. The video was infectious
FatFreddysCat573 karma2017-05-07 03:17:31 UTC
This is my dog, Chewie. He weighs 5 pounds. What do you think? He's a good boy.
PeterMayhew550 karma2017-05-07 03:22:19 UTC
RacksDiciprine572 karma2017-05-07 01:30:45 UTC
Hey Peter. Could I possibly be written into your will?
PeterMayhew1387 karma2017-05-07 02:01:06 UTC
It'll be an invoice....you're in, though.
stunt_nuts535 karma2017-05-07 02:22:07 UTC
Was there a zipper in the suit for peeing?
PeterMayhew1199 karma2017-05-07 02:39:16 UTC
No. Timing was everything
suaveitguy521 karma2017-05-07 01:39:01 UTC
You get to see Jim Henson in action? He is a hero of mine, what do you think of him and his legacy?
PeterMayhew994 karma2017-05-07 01:49:54 UTC
It was a true honor to work with such a lengend, he inspired me. Watching Jim and Frank Oz give instructions as Kermit and Miss Piggy was truly a highlight of my early years.
eyesearskneesandtoes507 karma2017-05-07 01:18:23 UTC
Is there any movie production that you were a part of that the catering really blew you away ? what food or service made it so memorable ?
PeterMayhew888 karma2017-05-07 02:10:25 UTC
I always remember the desserts. Any time there is a creme brulee. Or any good British Puds
arinthegreat502 karma2017-05-07 02:13:13 UTC
what is your favorite movie?
PeterMayhew1191 karma2017-05-07 03:02:00 UTC
iwas99x411 karma2017-05-07 01:17:43 UTC
Peter, what is your favorite beer and pizza toppings?
PeterMayhew771 karma2017-05-07 02:12:12 UTC
In England it's Old Peculier. In Ireland or the States its Guinness
THEMlGHTYTHOR406 karma2017-05-07 02:14:41 UTC
Peter, how do you celebrate may the 4th?
PeterMayhew1128 karma2017-05-07 02:57:55 UTC
This last May 4th I went to a local Children's Hospital with the Star Garrison of 501st Legion
A_Link_to_your_Pants390 karma2017-05-07 02:25:34 UTC
Do you have a favorite charity? Why?
PeterMayhew816 karma2017-05-07 02:31:37 UTC
Make-A-Wish and the Peter Mayhew Foundation are my top.
rucknovru2364 karma2017-05-07 01:25:20 UTC
How hot would it get in the suit? Did it have any kind of cooling device?
PeterMayhew770 karma2017-05-07 02:05:45 UTC
it was hot in some scenes. There was a cooling unit added for the suit for Revenge of the Sith
c_the_potts363 karma2017-05-07 02:24:43 UTC
Hi, Mr. Mayhew! How are you today?
PeterMayhew1456 karma2017-05-07 02:36:42 UTC
We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?
Kleoes279 karma2017-05-07 02:12:59 UTC
Ive heard for years that you lived in my hometown of Granbury, Texas. Is this true? What did you you think of the town?
PeterMayhew431 karma2017-05-07 03:05:30 UTC
Yes, for a time we did live in Granbury. Huge house, I miss it a little bit.
cosmicknight279 karma2017-05-07 01:07:09 UTC
How much tail did you get during the original saga?
PeterMayhew1063 karma2017-05-07 01:13:37 UTC
Chewbacca didnt have a tail.
dumbunfounded275 karma2017-05-07 01:29:54 UTC
Who would win in a cage match chewie, the Sasquatch or the wrestler Kane?
PeterMayhew534 karma2017-05-07 01:55:37 UTC
Chewie for sure.
Julps2273 karma2017-05-07 02:18:46 UTC
I'm aware Chewbacca's answer to this question would be biased but who shot first in the infamous cantina scene Han/Greedo confrontation?
PeterMayhew785 karma2017-05-07 02:50:52 UTC
I don't know, I was prepping the Falcon.....although do you think Han wouldn't shoot first?
AnswerMeNow1235 karma2017-05-07 02:15:16 UTC
How was it like wearing that Chewbacca costume constantly AND getting in and out of it?
PeterMayhew386 karma2017-05-07 02:56:48 UTC
Getting in and out of it was incredibly easy, and it wasnt too bad to wear either
ekoth233 karma2017-05-07 03:18:20 UTC
Peter, do you have any pets? And if so, what kind?
PeterMayhew607 karma2017-05-07 03:20:34 UTC
Dogs, cats, guineas, goats, macaws, and Sarah Connor (chicken).
LurkingDolphin228 karma2017-05-07 03:16:50 UTC
Who is one of your favorite actors to be around on set?
PeterMayhew447 karma2017-05-07 03:26:07 UTC
Kenny and Carrie
MKultraS7168 karma2017-05-07 02:12:55 UTC
If you had to be stuck in an elevator for an hour with anyone famous who would you like it to be?
PeterMayhew552 karma2017-05-07 03:06:31 UTC
none of you lot
Sirmixalott133 karma2017-05-07 02:20:55 UTC
What's your favorite kind of sandwich?
PeterMayhew307 karma2017-05-07 02:42:28 UTC
Grilled cheese with tomato and mayo.
LadyStarnsington128 karma2017-05-07 03:15:38 UTC
Mr. Mayhew, did you keep any souvenirs from your time filming the movies?
PeterMayhew266 karma2017-05-07 03:27:32 UTC
I may have stolen Harrison's "Boots" Thermos.
kitty_bread99 karma2017-05-07 02:17:24 UTC
Hi Peter, I love your work.
Could you say hello to my brother Daniel?
PeterMayhew207 karma2017-05-07 02:52:10 UTC
Hello, Daniel. I hope you and your brother are doing well
OP_IS_A_BASSOON91 karma2017-05-07 03:15:44 UTC
How is Star Wars integrated to the decor of your house?
PeterMayhew201 karma2017-05-07 03:25:44 UTC
I have some posters in my house, and a few small items. Most of the other memorabilia is out in The Chewie Room, a little museum I own.
CannibalEwok88 karma2017-05-07 03:10:04 UTC
When Chewbacca goes to the bathroom, does he pace in circles like a dog and then squats with his hands up front like an ape? Or does he grab a pipe, read a newspaper, and does his business in a toilet?
PeterMayhew155 karma2017-05-07 03:36:32 UTC
icebong42073 karma2017-05-07 02:14:29 UTC
what do you think about chewbacca having the ability to speak?
PeterMayhew147 karma2017-05-07 02:58:42 UTC
shoktar55 karma2017-05-07 02:22:48 UTC
how you doing, Peter?
PeterMayhew175 karma2017-05-07 02:38:34 UTC
Tjam2943 karma2017-05-07 01:08:54 UTC
What is your favourite movie in the franchise?
PeterMayhew115 karma2017-05-07 02:24:50 UTC
The Empire Strikes Back
dont_smoke_pills27 karma2017-05-07 02:20:39 UTC
Besides doing film, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
PeterMayhew46 karma2017-05-07 02:44:55 UTC
Woodworking, Travel, food and cars.
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