Saturday, May 28, 2005

MTV Movie Awards shoot with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon did a funny spoof of Star Wars for the MTV Movie Awards, using R2-D2 wearing his "R5 costume." The R5 shot a can of warm beer (from the volcano planet) out the top of his dome, which Fallon, dressed as Anakin, offered to Padme. After the shoot, we converted him back to R2-D2, to the thrill of the crew, who waited in line for at least 15 minutes for photo ops. This shoot took place on the backlot at Universal Studios.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Burger King Convention, Las Vegas

R2-D2 helped open the Burger King convention at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. He appeared onstage with the CEOs, who were dressed in Star Wars costume, to help promote the theme of the convention. One of them arrived in an X-wing fighter, the other flew in on wires, dressed as a jedi. R2 rolled in with dice attached to his front arm. Burger King was officially licensed to give out Star Wars toys in their kids meals. R2 met Magic Johnson, who was there doing a charity fundraiser on the convention floor.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Episode III Charity Premiere, Westwood

R2-D2 welcomed celebrities & guests to the charity premiere of Star Wars Episode III on the red carpet in Westwood. Paparazzi were in full force, and fans were packed behind barricades across the street. After the movie screening, a gala event was held a few blocks away which benefitted Artists for a New South Africa.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Access Hollywood

Michael appeared as a stormtrooper along with R2-D2 on Access Hollywood for a special feature on the upcoming Star Wars movie. They met Billy Bush from the show.

Saturday, May 7, 2005

R2-D2 Visits Line at Mann's Chinese Theater, Hollywood

R2-D2 made a special visit to entertain the Star Wars fans lining up for the opening of Star Wars at the historic theater where the film made its first appearance in 1977. Fans & tourists alike were thrilled to see R2. While there, Michael did an interview with Star 98.7 radio.