Anthony Daniels, a actor who’s played C-3PO for some-more than 40 years, was once asked what his favorite Threepio line of discourse was. Without batting an eye, Daniels replied, “‘We’re doomed.’ It’s a word that encapsulates his whole philosophy. It’s his life. He always feels on a corner of disaster. That’s where a amusement comes from since he’s a humorous character, though mostly it comes by default. He doesn’t tell jokes. He’s only wrong about all many of a time and lives on this hill of fear, that gives a arrange of tension.”
That’s as good an reason of because that nervous, irritated droid is a universe’s biggest friendly loser. Daniels’ British accent gave a impression a smashing refinement, though that spirit of buttoned-down cold was cracked during a initial pointer of danger, when C-3PO would constantly weird out and presumably screw something up. With his fatalistic strain and complete cowardice, he’s substantially not a man you’d wish in a foxhole subsequent to you, that substantially creates him a many relatable of all Star Wars characters. (Which of us wouldn’t blow a gasket fighting a Empire?)
And yet, he’s impossibly resilient, super-smart and a ideal stress-reliever during high-stakes situations. (One of The Empire Strikes Back‘s best using jokes is how, eventually, everybody turns on Threepio in a Millennium Falcon, any of a characters revelation him to close adult and get out of a way.) But who could repudiate his well-meaning benevolence and genuine fun during saying one of his aged friends after being prolonged separated?
When people fill out online “Which Star Wars impression are you?” celebrity tests, nobody wants to get C-3PO. But can we suppose these cinema but his skittish, lively, humorous participation around? We certain can’t.