EPCON 2011 is taking place this weekend at the El Paso Convention Center and one of the many actors you can see live and in person for yourself is Peter Mayhew.  You know him as Chewbacca of the Star Wars Movies.

During the interview we learn how Peter got the part of Chewbacca, "I was at the right place at the right time, I knew I could do it and the rest is history."

We also find out when Peter realized that Star Wars was going to be one of the most historic movies of all time.  "About 6 months after the movie came out , you realized that the fans took it to heart."

You can listen to the interview below: