Mark Hamill’s Reaction Returning to the Millennium Falcon After 30 Years – Star Wars The Last Jedi
With the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VIII just around the corner, today’s Star Wars Theory video goes into detail about Mark Hamill’s emotional reaction on seeing the iconic ship for the first rime in over thirty years.
While being interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, Hamill had the following to say:
“I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had. I was there with my family, with [my children] Nathan and Griffin and Chelsea and my wife Marilou, and [Lucasfilm] asked if the documentary crew could be there when I came back on the Millennium Falcon. I mean, this was not on the shooting day. I was just street clothes and going to visit that set. And I said, ‘Sure.’”
He then goes on to elaborate on his emotions at the time:
“It was sort of like visiting an old house that you lived in when you were a kid. I mean, I just welled up with emotion and I said, ‘I need to be by myself. I feel like, you know, I need to calm things down because it’s one of those things that if you start crying, I’ll start crying. So, stop it.”
Having seen a lot of interviews with Mark Hamill, I honestly think he’s a genuine guy. I don’t think he gave us the usual gushing lip service that many actors deliver while being interviewed. You can just tell he meant every word.
The big question now is, how will his character, Luke Skywalker, react upon entering the Falcon for the first time in years? I can’t wait to see that in the movie. We don’t have long to find out guys. Happy days.
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There’s a countdown clock to the release of The Last Jedi on the website’s sidebar to the right (at the bottom of the page on mobile devices). You can also follow this link to see when it’s released where you live over at IMBD’s website.
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As always my Jedi and Sith friends, MTFBWY!
Millennium Falcon artwork courtesy of TDSOD at DeviantArt.