Anthony Daniels has spoken about being back in that golden suit again as he reprises his role as C-3PO in The Force Awakens. There are some interesting insights in the video posted below, as well as some onset photos that we haven't seen before. Check them out below...
I like what Anthony has to say about the new technology used to recreate the C-3PO suit. I was very surprised to hear that some elements are 3D printed. Anthony also says that he had great dexterity in the new hands which allowed him to pick up something very small during filming. This made me recall the scene from Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope when C-3PO had to pick up the comlink just after he and R2-D2 were hiding out on the Death Star, well it would seem that the C-3PO hands were not capable of of grasping he tiny comlink prop so the crew had to get creative. Watch that scene again and bear in mind that Anthony had a palm full of stick pads that meant he simply had to slap his plan onto the comlink and suddenly C-3PO had the means to save his friends from the trash compactor.
Below are a couple of images taken from the video of different droids on set.
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