Friday, October 14, 2005

Chewbacca is a US Citizen

Well, Chewbacca took the leap and read the oath to become a United States Citizen. Mostly because his alter ego, Peter Mayhew, married a Texan and decided to gain dual citizenship with his native Great Britain. Some of his thoughts on the process:

"I got married to a Texan lady. That more or less decided it," said Mayhew, who has been married to his wife, Angelique, for six years. "I've always been interested in the cowboys and the history of the West and the history of America, so it wasn't so bad," Mayhew said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "I am feeling very happy about it," Mayhew said. "Whatever people say about America, it is still one of the most wonderful countries in the world, despite the politics, religion and everything else that goes on."

My picture from seeing "Men Behind the Mask" in July 1996.
Clockwise, from L-R:
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), 6'2"
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), 7'3"
David Prowse (Darth Vader), 6'7"
Kenny Baker (R2D2), 3'8"


Blogger Spoomonger said...

'despite the...religion...that goes on.'??? That, I wish we had much more of. It's what made this place such a 'wonderful' country inthe beginning!

8:20 PM  

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