11-year-old Warwick Davis and Carrie Fisher

“George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, gave me the part of Wicket, the Ewok who has a five-minute scene with Carrie Fisher. Wicket finds Carrie, as Princess Leia, unconscious after she crashes her speeder bike.

When she appeared on set, Carrie showed her concern for my wellbeing in the sweltering Ewok costume. ‘Are you OK in there, Warwick?’ she said. 'It must be so hot.’

She reached down behind a log and pulled out a carton of chocolate milk with a long straw and fed me cookies in between takes. She was everything an 11-year-old Ewok could possibly wish for…” [Daily Mail interview covering Davis’ career]

As promised, Universal Orlando announced new details about the Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this morning.

A press release, updated website, and new stills offer an early glimpse at what guests can expect onboard as they travel between Hogwarts/Hogsmeade and London/Diagon Alley beginning this summer at Universal Orlando.

“To board the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station, you’ll walk straight through a solid brick wall onto Platform 9 ¾,” Universal’s website says, “where a Hogwarts Prefect will be waiting to lead you to your passenger compartment.”

Your experience on board will be unique to the direction you’re traveling. “Once seated in the cabin, guests will be able to look out their windows as an incredibly authentic and magical adventure unfolds before them,” a press release states. “They’ll see Hagrid come alongside the train on his flying motorbike, Buckbeak the Hippogriff swoop gracefully over the black lake, the Weasley twins on brooms and up to their usual antics, the Knight Bus swerving through London traffic – and other special moments and surprises.”

Universal released three new stills from the journey today which depict Hagrid, Buckbeak, and one of the Weasley twins. These scenes will appear during the train ride outside of your window.

See photos and watch the video at Hypable.com


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Johnny Depp gets Golden Globes revenge on Ricky Gervais

Johnny Depp finally has some payback over comments Ricky Gervais made at the Golden Globes last year about his film The Tourist.

It’s not quite the media spat you might expect though, as Depp’s jibes feature on Gervais’ new comedy series Life’s Too Short.

Warwick Davis stars in the show as the head of a talent agency run exclusively for smaller actors.