Warwick Davis Shared Scene With His Son in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘. The famed actor has taken on many iconic roles in franchises such as Harry Potter and Star Wars and when called to return to Star Wars as the iconic Wicket the Ewok, decided to make it a family affair by bringing his son, Harrison, into the fold.
“[Wicket’s] got older like I have, and he’s had a child,” Davis said. “The Ewok you see next to him is [Wicket’s] son — and my son Harrison, in reality as well, which was a really lovely touch. J.J. was really keen for us to play the characters together, which was lovely.”
“When I got the call about that I almost was like, are you serious?” Davis remembered in a recent conversation with SYFY WIRE’s Fandom Files podcast. “And they said [director] J.J. [Abrams] really wants to do this but we’ve got to work with you to actually make it happen.”
One of the biggest challenges in production was the long lost costume for Wicket from Return of the Jedi. Unfortunately, there was not a drawn out plan for the suit and how they gave the character it’s detailed shape, but luckily, Warwick’s parents took plenty of pictures on set, including shots that showed the top portion of the suit from the interior. With some minor modification, a new suit was constructed, allowing for Davis to once again portray the lovable Ewok.
Don’t remember Wicket from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi? Check out this clip from Wicket’s introduction discovering Leia in the woods of Endor.
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