Ben Schwartz, who alongside actor Bill Hader helped created the “voice” of BB-8 in the latest Star Wars trilogy, said he yanked a little too enthusiastically on a loose piece of insulation hanging from the ship’s ceiling while on set for The Rise Of Skywalker.
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“So I grab it and it’s like a fricking Bugs Bunny cartoon,” Schwartz recalled of the moment over video call to Fancom. “And [the material] keeps ripping along the line…so I took it and I wrapped it up.” Schwartz added that he made the quick decision to pocket the piece of insulation so that he wouldn’t get caught stealing.
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Schwartz then shows the hosts of the video interview his stolen souvenir, which he keeps in a labelled jar.
The actor, who’s also known for his role as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein in US comedy Parks and Recreation, also wrote some of C-3PO’s dialogue for The Rise Of Skywalker.
C-3PO played a crucial role in the film. The robot deciphered a message on the Sith dagger that the heroes needed to locate the planet Exegol where Emperor Palpatine was hiding.