Things We Saw Today: Chewbacca Was a Total Diva on the Set of Solo: A Star Wars Story, But It’s All For Charity
When you’re as big a star as Chewbacca, it should be expected that it might all go to your head. Solo director Ron Howard, as well as the rest of the cast and crew of the film, confirm that Chewie was a bit of a diva on set. However, Howard insists that under all that furry diva-ness beats a Wookie heart of gold.
The above video is part of a campaign to benefit UNICEF called “Roar For Change.” Think you’ve got a quality Wookie roar in you? Record a video of yourself doing one, then follow the instructions in the video for how to post. From Lucasfilm, as reported by /Film:
Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change today announced Roar For Change, a global challenge in support of UNICEF. The initiative invites fans and families to share their own version of Chewbacca’s iconic roar. For each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange between May 3 – 25, 2018, Star Wars: Force for Change U.S. will donate $1 to UNICEF USA, up to $1 million. Funds will be used to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.
See? Chewie might have his moments, but he’s all about the children.
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Have you seen Google’s beautiful doodle today, the animated short called Back to the Moon? According to Google, “The Google Doodle, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts & Culture, & Cinémathèque Française teams have collaborated to create the first-ever Virtual Reality (VR) / 360° interactive Doodle to celebrate the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès. Produced by Nexus Studios.” Amazing work!
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What have you seen out there today?
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