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Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels argued with JJ Abrams over C-3P0's red arm

Here's a bit of Star Wars trivia; Anthony Daniels is one of the very few people who can say they have appeared in each of the seven Star Wars films to date. The actor recently reprised the role of C-3P0 in The Force Awakens and is currently filming Rian Johnson's Episode 8.

This past weekend Daniels took a break from filming to attend the Jameson Empire Awards, and while speaking to Screen Rant (opens in new tab) he revealed that there was one point of contention between him and director JJ Abrams while they were on set of The Force Awakens - the issue of C-3P0's red arm.

"The one thing that J.J. and I argued about was the fact that I didn’t like the red arm. C-3PO doesn’t like the red arm! Being the director he said ‘You’re gonna have a red arm.’ But have you noticed, because he listened to me, that the last frame of C-3PO waving at the Millennium Falcon was with a gold arm! And J.J. did that – love it."

If you're interested in just how C-3P0 got his red limb, all will be explained in an upcoming comic book. As for Daniels, he's clearly as excited as ever to be playing C-3P0 once again in Episode 8; "Rian has of course taken over from where J.J. left off – what a responsibility! But, am I having fun? Yes!"

Directed by JJ Abrams and starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available to digital download on April 11, 2016, and out on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 5, 2016 in the US and April 18, 2016 in the UK.

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.