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The Bearded Trio Interviews Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker Answers Our Quick Fire Questions

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask Kenny Baker some quick fire questions. Big thanks to Ken Mills author of Tiny Acorns for making this all possible. Ken said "It was a refreshing change not to get the usual "Was it hot in the robot in the desert ? " We wanted to try something different so here goes:

What was your favourite Star Wars moment?
Favourite Star Wars moment was receiving the first pay cheque - £20,000 which couldn't have come at a better time and helped buy the house outright.

What was your least favourite moment?
Least favourite thing was having to wear the Ewok costumes - they were so uncomfortable.

What is the most unusual thing you have been asked to do by a fan?
Being asked to sign certain parts of ladies anatomies ( cleaned up )

Although you have worked with so many superstars over the years, is there still someone you would love to work with?
Who would I loved to have worked with? U.S. Film Actress Kim Novak (Vertigo)

What is your favourite movie?
Dances with wolves ( surprised me too )
What is your favourite soundtrack?
Anything by Barbra Streisand

Do you have any Star Wars collectables? If so what is your favourite?
A Darth Vader model that lights up and makes the breathing sound.

Your book "From Tiny Acorns" should be in everyone's collection. Did you enjoy writing the book?
I didn't actually write it but my friend Ken Mills spent almost 18 months interviewing me going over my whole life - not just Star Wars. We spent hours choosing the photographs to include in the book which is probably my favourite part because it brings back so many memories. We have had a good response so far and there are some surprises in the book that most people didn't even realise. When Ken first showed me it in print I have to admit to shedding a little tear and those who know me realise I am not prone to doing that so yes I am very proud that anyone would be interested in reading about me.

If you could go back to the beginning of your career would you do anything differently?
Wouldn't do anything differently - I've had a great life ( apart from the tragedies covered in the book)

What would be the perfect evening for Kenny Baker?
A perfect evening for Kenny Baker would be one spent with the lovely Joanna Lumley !!!

What is the most important thing in your life and why?
The most important thing in my life ( apart from his Mercedes ) is my health and family.

The Bearded Trio would like to thank Ken Mills and Kenny Baker for taking the time to answer our questions.


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