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Hamill muses about The Last Jedi, Carrie Fisher, and Skywalker’s return

Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope

By most reckoning, it’s unusual for Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker (for those of you not paying attention), to tweet links to articles about himself.

However, on Wednesday, Hamill tweeted:

The piece, a short Q&A, revealed a couple of new (at least to this reader) details about the actor.

“Having briefly served as a copyboy at the AP’s Los Angeles bureau while a college student, Hamill introduced himself as ‘a fellow AP employee,'” wrote the Associated Post’s Jake Coyle, who spoke to Hamill via phone from Malibu, California. “Jedi masters, it turns out, hail from the most unexpected corners of the universe.”

Almost a Texas Wheeler?

Mark Hamill, The Last Jedi


Jedi masters also get tempted… by TV shows.

“The thing is, they got it down to two sets of three: a Han, a Luke and a Leia,” Hamill told Coyle of his original Star Wars audition. “There were three other actors, and then Carrie, Harrison and myself. And there was never a mix or a match. You go with one team or another. It’s just weird. I did a TV series called ‘The Texas Wheelers,’ which I thought at the time was really groundbreaking. We got cancelled so quickly, but if that had been a success, I wouldn’t have been able to do Star Wars.

“Fate is a funny thing. Who knew?” added Hamill.

It’s a good interview by Coyle, whose questions touched on many things interesting to Star Wars fans. Those queries included one about Carrie Fisher.

“She was irreplaceable,” admitted Hamill to the AP. “There can never be a proper reunion anymore. It’s tragic. I hate that it adds an air of melancholy to the film because it doesn’t deserve it. I know for a fact she would obviously want us to be having fun.”

Ready to Return

However, beyond Hamill’s obvious sadness about his co-star, the veteran actor sounds anxious for The Last Jedi to arrive.

“It’s just the calm before the storm,” said Hamill to Coyle.

Shortly thereafter, Hamill tweeted:

We can’t wait either! JB