Actor Spencer Wilding, who played Darth Vader in Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, has said he may return to his old job as a window cleaner in the Welsh seaside town of Rhyl because film work has dried up in the wake of Covid-19.

"The acting has been put on hold and if I need some work I can go back to cleaning windows," the 48-year-old told the Daily Star.

"I'm not above all that.

"I don't feel I would be lowering myself if I went back to cleaning windows.

"I used to have a massive window-cleaning round and I need to do something to bring the money in.

Spencer Wilding - "I love people, love being around people, and if someone needs their windows cleaning, I could do a good job"

"I have two teenage sons, as well as a 27-year-old daughter, and it would be good to set up a company for them to take over one day."

Wilding, whose other screen credits include Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy, joked that he could use The Force from Star Wars so that all his customers' windows would be instantly cleaned.

"I love people, love being around people, and if someone needs their windows cleaning, I could do a good job.

"People in Rhyl and North Wales have always backed me and they might see 'Big Spen' going up and down ladders cleaning their windows again."

"I need to do something to bring the money in"

The former professional kickboxer also said he could return to work as a doorman.

"I was a good doorman," he added. "Parents would ring me up and say: 'If you're on the door I know my kids will be safe'."

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story receives its Irish network television premiere on RTÉ2 this Saturday, September 19, at 9:20pm.

Watch our 2016 interview with Rogue One director Gareth Edwards:

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