» Anthony Daniels |On-Screen Gay Actor Anthony Daniels Questioned Over His Sexuality; Mourns Over Co-Actor Kenny Baker's Death

Posted On: Jan 27, 2017

Supposedly Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker never really got along, but it was still nice to see him respect the man who he shared so many scenes with over the years. 

Anthony Daniels controls the C-3PO and alongside is always the trusted R2D2 who now died at 81. Fans across the world lose a little child inside as Anthony give his best wishes to a fallen comrade.


Anthony Daniels was first made famous by his significant role in the film Star Wars series as C3PO. A Golden mechanical human sized contraption of a robot that moved in a slow manner, but because of the movie’s hit renowned rate, the duo was popularized as well,  his acting partner played by Kenny Baker as R2D2 tragically died on August 13, 2016, at the age of 81 due to lungs condition.


Some sources believe a theory that C3PO and R2D2 may have been lovers in the movie, and that C-3PO is a gay character, Anthony Daniels who played C-3PO is its lover therefore never separated in the movie series. 

Other sources rely heavily on Anthony being gay on-screen only and is very secure of his personal life, but Anthony himself has not debunked nor has cared to comment further in the convenience of his privacy.


Thousands of fans have sent their condolences over social media in tribute to the actor, and the same people who worked with Baker. Striking many cast members from Star Wars he has affected over the years, many give their condolences to the deceased by putting up Twitter feeds and news about Kenny Baker and his years as R2D2 by his side to the very end during and throughout Kenny's career.

Star Wars creator George Lucas made a statement speaking on behalf of the crew members of Star Wars saying,

“Kenny Baker was a real gentleman as well as an incredible trooper who always worked hard under difficult circumstances,” A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him.” 

The last post came from the actors Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill and C-3PO, played by Anthony respectively in the movie Star Wars, two people who have shared some memories of R2-D2 scenes with Kenny Baker. Mark Hamill's tweet included a tweet made by Ewan McGregor who knew Kenny Baker working on set as Obi-Wan Kenobi and offset.


Anthony Daniels's Short Bio:

An English actor, born on February 21, 1946, in England, Anthony was always interested in Arts at the first but was attending school to become a lawyer and left soon after to pursue his dreams. 

He played C-3PO in all six of the Star Wars films as both the voice and the golden robot, including voicing the animated series, Droids, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars; The Clone Wars.

He also contributed to scripts in the "The Return of the Jedi" giving him a net worth of $8 million. Since then he has continued portraying the role for promotional appearances, ceremonies, and theme park attractions, including The Lego Movie along with other crew members from the other series like the Millennium Falcon, In 2014.