Late in the summer I was fortunate enough to be invited to interview Anthony Daniels about his forthcoming autobiography I Am C-3PO – The Inside Story, a memoir looking back at his life in the golden coverings of protocol droid C-3PO. take a look at the first part of our two-part interview with this excerpt from our chat.

Star Wars Insider: Some years ago, long before your C-3PO memoirs, you wrote the Wonder Column for Star Wars Insider.

Anthony Daniels: I did, and I’m thrilled when people remember it. I wrote the column with Dan Madsen, who ran the official Star Wars fan club at the time, to tease my brain, I think. It was written in a particular style that was certainly elliptical and humorous, and slightly challenging to read. It made me laugh. I remember writing something about Julius Caesar going to the supermarket during spring break and getting a six-pack of steak knives in his back, so I tried to extend the remit, if you will. Dressing up as C-3PO only goes so far, so I tried to show that I wasn’t just a man in a suit.

Star Wars Insider: Your book isn’t a straightforward autobiography, as it focuses very much on your Star Wars work.

Anthony Daniels: Apart from one or two dives to the left and right, it is purely about my life in Star Wars, which has been 44 years. I wish it had come up to a nice number like 50, but I’ve got to live a few more years to do that. I made a decision, and it was absolutely conscious, to only really talk about my life with Star Wars and the Star Wars spin-offs, which are legion, and things that are associated with Star Wars of which I’m a part, but if you use the word autobiography, no it’s not.

Come back next month for the second part where we go further in-depth into the book and check out our review of last weekend’s My life As C-3PO event with Brian Herring.

I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story: Foreword by J.J. Abrams
  • Hardcover Book
  • Daniels, Anthony (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 11/05/2019 (Publication Date) - DK (Publisher)