Jimmy Vee to Play R2-D2 in ‘The Last Jedi’

Actor Jimmy Vee will take on the role of R2-D2 in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 
 
It was announced today on the website, ohsomall, in which Jimmy stated: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside the legendary Kenny Baker. Kenny was a fantastic actor and taught me all the ‘tricks’ on how he brought R2-D2 to life which I will continue to portray in his honour.
 
“I’m excited to be a part of the Star Wars universe and can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard on for the last year.”

 

Source: ohsosmall