Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill Reveals First Ever Photo Of Luke Skywalker
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has shared what could be the first ever picture of Luke Skywalker. Hamill tweeted the image of himself on the Star Wars set, on the very first day of shooting in 1976. Check it out below:
As Hamill notes, Star Wars began production in Tunisia, where all the Tatooine scenes were filmed, before moving to London for the rest of the shoot.
In response to that image, Hamill was asked by Warner Animation publicist Gary Miereanu how he was feeling at the time: "At that very moment, were you thinking 'This is gonna be my big break' or 'Crap, it's early, dusty and way too bright?'"
Hamill replied by saying, "Judging by my clueless expression, probably both. Crew was kind but thought #SW was 'rubbish.' I kept telling them: 'We're on a winner!'"
Hamill will reprise his role as Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on December 15. Earlier this month, JJ Abrams, who directed Hamill in 2015's The Force Awakens, said that he thought the actor deserved an Oscar for his work in The Last Jedi.
"I think we are all going to be very upset if he does not win an Oscar, and no one more upset than Mark," Abrams said, possibly not entirely seriously.