Before becoming a legendary actor, everyone has to start somewhere. One can not reach the top without climbing up the first stair. Well, for this legendary artist, Mark Hamill, it was the evergreen Star Wars franchise. The actor got wide recognition for his role in the series and became a fan favorite instantly. As a result, fans were wondering how Hamill’s journey started. When asked the question on Twitter, he gave the answer in Ryan Reynolds style.
The American actor got huge recognition for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, beginning with the original 1977 film. He even won three Saturn Awards for his performances in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), and The Last Jedi (2017). However, he appeared in other movies as well. But he is still known as the Star Wars actor. He started his new year by telling the truth about how he got the part in the Star Wars films.
Mark Hamill sent the internet into a frenzy with his witty answer
If you are a Star Wars fan, you would know all about the franchise. It is an American epic space sci-fi franchise created by George Lucas. It has been adapted into many other media forms like film, series, video games, novels, comic books, and so forth. And also, it is one of the highest-grossing media franchises even now. Recently, when Wookiepedia asked the question about getting the role in the Star Wars film, Hamill shared the true story. This is how he answered the question in a simple yet witty way.
At an audition. https://t.co/MM5wg55rLq
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) December 31, 2022
After posting the answer, “At an audition”, he commented assuring it was a #TrueStory as well. Fans of the actor and the franchise showed their love in the following comments. One of them asked if he still had the audition clip and what did he wear at the audition.
Do you still have the audition tape?
What did you wear to the audition?
— Maddy Eisenberg (@maddyeisenberg) December 31, 2022
One of the fans shared a fun fact about the actor not seeing the films before.
— Brent Dinosaur-AdventureLand (@Doomstuff) December 31, 2022
Another one appreciated the artist and praised the film for giving them a good story.
Thank you for the work you did Mark. The first three were something very special that gave us something important: a damn good story.
— John Nicoll (@johndnicoll) January 1, 2023
One of them also shared a fun fact about Hamill bursting into the casting room.
FunFact: they were struggling to find a lead and he came busting in to the casting room saying, “I’M Luke Skywalker, I’m here to rescue you!” And they liked him so much they hired him and kept the line in, too.
Didn’t just make that up.
All true. Every word
— KerbalSpaceNut (@KerbalNut) December 31, 2022
This one shared the personal favorites here.
Return of the Jedi debut marathon. IV and V first. Still my favourite films of all time.
— STOP THE WAVE (@LauriaultSteve) January 1, 2023
People started to share their Star Wars journey in the comment box as well.
Mine began getting a speeding ticket on the Lion's Gate bridge driving home after seeing the first Star Wars movie. For some reason I thought I was in an X-wing fighter flying down one of the trenches on the Death Star. What can I say? I was young: pic.twitter.com/a5yciXGlOk
— John MacLean (@JohnMacLean14) December 31, 2022
December 17, 1997. Our teacher played the original trilogy for us on the last day before Christmas break when I was in 5th grade.
— Kaytlynn Eddleman (@Kateasaurus22) January 1, 2023
Don't recall the 1st time I became aware of Star Wars, but 1st time in the theatre was RoTJ in grade 4. Saw it twice. To this day I think R2 ejecting the light sabre for Luke and the rescue of Han Solo to be one of the greatest things I have ever seen on the big screen.
— Gordthehiker 🇵🇸 (@HikerGord) December 31, 2022
This user became even more curious and asked what made Hamill audition for the role.
Question, just because I'm curious: what made you audition for the role? Was there something you liked about it, or was it you were going to a thousand auditions and that happened to be one?
— Earthquake Episphincter (@doublewooddan) January 1, 2023
And this one shared the scene from the film and said this was when this jaw-dropping moment caught the heart.
At this precise moment in 1977 when my 8 year old jaw hit the floor. pic.twitter.com/pQCzCoorLC
— David Huntley (@DavidHuntley5) December 31, 2022
And this one appreciated the actor for getting the part.
And I'm so glad you got the part, Boolio is such an underappreciated character pic.twitter.com/g811rX8Dom
— SleepySavior (@SleepySavior) January 1, 2023
Well, this is how the fandom shares their experiences and love for the actor and the franchise. Certainly, the Star Wars franchise is an evergreen franchise that has won uncountable hearts.
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