Padme's work in plating the "naked" Threepio continues in the Lars Homestead Garage, in this deleted scene image, with Anthony Daniels as his puppeteer operator, from EPISODE II. In the finished film, Threepio was to be seen completely in his skin prior to the arrival of our heroes on Tatooine - a result of heavy editing/plot re-structuring/re-shoots initiated by Lucas to make the film pacier in its middle act.
|The Lars Homestead garage, beautifully recreated at the FOX Studios, Australia in 2000.|
|Anthony Daniels operates the puppet Threepio as Padme begins attaching his body coverings.|
|Continuing the work.|
|Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) watches. Another character moment lost that frustrated the Australian actor back with the film's original 2002 release.|
|Unused close-up image.|
|Threepio with Artoo in another deleted scene within the garage, probably linked to the originally shot hologram message relayed to Padme and Anakin.|