Is It Chewie Or Is It Bigfoot?

By  | October 8, 2017 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

During 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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