Chewbacca prank: Single mother is subjected to constant phone calls impersonating Star Wars character
While the Wookie’s gurgled roar an is iconic part of the movie franchise, Taylor Paige has long grown tired of the practical joke.
She doesn’t know why, but her phone number was written on posters pinned up across Cairns encouraging people to call her and impersonate the iconic character for a chance to wine $100.
Ms Paige, from western Sydney, doesn’t have any idea who could be behind the prank.
‘I’m not too sure, I honestly couldn’t tell you,’ she told A Current Affair.
‘I hate Star Wars really, I’ve only watched one or two movies … I’m not a Star Wars fan.’
The posters say ‘please call with your best Chewbacca impression … $100 cash reward for the best one’ accompanied with a photo of the famous Wookie and Ms Paige’s phone number
The posters say ‘please call with your best Chewbacca impression … $100 cash reward for the best one’ accompanied with a photo of the famous Wookie and Ms Paige’s phone number.
Ms Paige revealed that she texted the callers asking ‘who’s this?’ and they would just call back’ to repeat the impersonation.
While recording for the program Ms Paige received yet another prank call, to which she promptly hung up and frustratingly stated ‘every time, all day’.
The prank is eerily similar to one committed in Cairns by a jilted ex-boyfriend in 2020, urging locals to call his ex-partner a mimic Chewbacca.
Young mother, Taylor Paige (pictured), has been bombarded by prank callers impersonating Star Wars character, Chewbacca
The couple had been together for three years before the woman ended the relationship after seeing messages proving that he had been cheating on her.
But her bitter ex decided to get her back for dumping him and put up posters around Cairns challenging people to a Chewbacca roaring contest, with the best impression being awarded $200.
‘Someone called and said they thought it might have been done as a joke because they watched (a man) put up the poster,’ the woman told Cairns Post.
‘It hurts my feelings.’