Is It Chewie Or Is It Bigfoot?

By  | June 27, 2015 | Filed under: Interesting Facts

18lsgugi7nqz4jpgDuring the filming of Return Of The Jedi which took place in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, crew members wearing brightly colored vests had to stand near the actor who portrayed Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) so he would not be shot by someone mistaking him for Bigfoot.

While filming in  the redwood forests of Northern California, Peter Mayhew, the seven foot, three inch actor who portrayed Chewbacca the Wookiee, was warned not to walk off set in costume for fear of being shot by hunters.

“Remember, this is Bigfoot country,” he was told by concerned crew members.

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