Time Magazine has released a behind the scenes featurette of their The Force Awakens photoshoot.
“The moment you meet BB-8, you build up some form of weird human connection,” says Marco Grob, who photographed the new Star Wars character for this week’s TIME cover. “It has one eye that has this really cute way of looking at you. It’s just incredible.”
When it came to photographing Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, says Grob who is a Star Wars fan,
“I grew up with them. You get almost star-struck when you meet R2-D2. It’s incredible when you see it getting unwrapped. It was certainly one for the books. Something I’ll never forget.”
TIMES’ The Force Awakens issue hits shelves December 14th.
Here is a preview of the photos taken by Marco Grob for TIME: