on February 25th, 2013 at 01:36 pm
Just to jump in, my mother saw an interview with the actor who played C-3PO who said he didn't find out until later that Lucas hated the actor's take on the character. Lucas had based C3PO on a used car salesman, which makes a lot of sense when you pay attention to the dialog (talking all the time, insinuating himself into the conversation, etc.). The actor, being British, took more of a neurotic butler approach, which I frankly think makes more sense for the character's role in the story. I've never bothered to track down the interview for myself, but thought I would offer it as a possible additional data point.