For the people who have seen the The Force Awakens, did you notice that Chewbacca was in more action scenes in the movie. For the people who haven’t seen it. Don’t worry I won’t spoil the movie for you.
Peter Mayhew(Photo above) who is now 71 years old returns to his role as Chewbacca in TFA. However Mayhew has had problems with his knees in the past, which meant that another actor was brought on to play Chewbacca when it was needed during the heavy action scenes.
So you may wonder who stepped up to play Chewbacca, 29 year old Joonas Suotamo is sharing the role (Photo at top). Don’t panic though, Peter Mayhew will still continue his role as Chewbacca. We don’t know much about Joonas apart from that his height is 6’10 and he is from Finland, which means he is the first Finnish actor in Star Wars.