CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS

David Prowse

David Prowse

The year was 1977…the movie, was Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope. I would wager that there is a good chance everyone holding this magazine right now can remember the first time they were introduced to the strong and radiant Princess Leia, or the wise Obi Wan Kenobi.
Perhaps you recall the first time you saw Han Solo piloting the Millennium Falcon alongside the towering yet loveable Chewbacca, or the young Luke Skywalker trying to find his place in the universe. Yes, of course every Star Wars fan remembers this legendary list of characters. However, for how amazing all these characters were, there was one more that became an instant household name with not only fans of the film, but with the few people who hadn’t even seen the movie. A character that not only stood out as the primary force of darkness, but also the darkness within the force.

Darth Vader is truly an icon of villainy that not only withstood the test of time, but showed he can still steal the show as we saw toward the end of Rogue One. Despite his predication toward the Dark Side, we still can’t help but hold a special place in our hearts for the evil baron of the galaxy. And for that reason, it’s our great honor to bring you the original man behind the mask…Mr. David Prowse. S&I: Mr. Prowse, you’ve had quite the stretch in the world of acting. Of course, being the first to step into the boots of Darth Vader. How did you start out and where?
Prowse: “I was a body builder and never really an actor. So, getting booked for parts was based on a good agent. I.......

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