Scot tells of his joy at step­ping into the shoes of late R2D2 ac­tor ahead of new film re­lease

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STAR Wars ac­tor Jimmy Vee has spo­ken of his de­light at get­ting to play the charis­matic droid R2-D2, ahead of the up­com­ing re­lease of The Rise Of Sky­walker.

Vee has filled the shoes of the late Kenny Baker in the three se­quels, which will con­clude when the JJ Abrams-di­rected block­buster hits cin­e­mas on De­cem­ber 19.

The Scot­tish ac­tor said he does not know what is next for the fran­chise, but he may be ready to step back from his movie ca­reer and leave R2-D2 – or “the can” – be­hind.

Vee said: “We don’t know how it’s go­ing to go. I’m only glad to be the guy who stepped into the shoes of

Kenny Baker. What­ever way it goes from now or in the fu­ture, in the words of Wil­liam Wallace, they may take away my can but they’ll never take away my glory.”

Vee was speak­ing at a pre­view of a new ro­bot-themed ex­hi­bi­tion at V&A Dundee, fea­tur­ing an orig­i­nal R2-D2 prop.

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