Star Wars Gathering - Interview With Chewbacca Stuntman Arie Dekker
Our very own Ben Knight attended the Star Wars Gathering that was held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
For those unfamiliar, this event is the UK's biggest gathering of props, sets, cast and crew from Star Wars come together with cosplayers and fans to celebrate one of the greatest movie franchises of all-time and we were lucky enough to be there.
Ben had a chance to speak with Arie Dekker. Dekker is a British actor and stuntman who worked on Solo: A Star Wars Story as Joonas Suotamo’s, aka Chewbacca's, stunt double. Dekker reveals the grueling audition process he underwent to double as Kashyyyk's favorite son and what it was like to step into the Star Wars universe.
Solo marked the third time Dekker donned the fur and bandolier of everyone's favorite Wookie, having played Chewie in both a Nissan/Star Wars Commercial and an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Look for Arie Dekker in the forthcoming Amazon Original, Carnival Row.