Solo A Star Wars Story: Joonas Suotamo had to Go to ‘Wookie Boot Camp’ to Play Chewbacca

Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought back Peter Mayhew to play Chewbacca, his age wouldn’t allow him to do as many stunts as he did—enter Joonas Suotamo, the new Chewie actor who played him in The Last Jedi and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. During an appearance on The Star Wars Show, Suotamo talks working with Mayhew to bring the character to life, and how he had to undergo special training to play the character.