While James Earl Jones is the man voicing the iconic Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, there have been a couple a people now providing the physical performance inside the suit. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story there were two actors who put on the Vader suit, which were Spencer Wilding and Daniel Naprous.
Vader during THAT scene
Wilding talked about what it was like to play the role of such a famous villain. He said it was awesome and had this to add:
“This character has got so much presence – it’s unbelievable,” Wilding tells ITV. “I’m just one small element of Star Wars. It’s a massive production, and it takes a lot to bring the magic of that film. It’s just awesome.”
Wilding and Naprous had to study the movements of Vader, and make sure it was convincing.
“We studied the movements of Darth Vader. We had a trainer who got it bang on. We wanted to keep it ‘Darth Vader!’ It’s every actor’s dream. I’m still pinching myself!”