Mark Hamill Reveals Secret Yearlong 'Agony' After Filming 'Empire Strikes Back'

Written by on May 25, 2020

“Star Wars” icon Mark Hamill revealed over the weekend on Twitter that the top of filming “The Empire Strikes Again” was particularly powerful on him ― as a result of he needed to hold one of many trade’s largest secrets and techniques for greater than a yr. 

And he couldn’t even inform his co-stars.

On Sunday, Hamill retweeted a fan’s publish that includes a behind-the-scenes picture from the movie’s climax, the place his character, Luke Skywalker, learns that Darth Vader is his father. The actor stated a special line was spoken on the set to maintain the plot twist a secret ― which led to a yr of “agony” as he needed to hold it below wraps till the movie’s premiere:

Hamill went into extra element on preserving the key in a 2017 interview with the BBC that included a pitch-perfect impression of Harrison Ford studying about Luke’s parentage whereas watching the movie for the primary time.

Hamill has been sharing his “Star Wars” recollections all month on Twitter, typically taking part in off the “Might the Fourth be with you” theme of Star Wars Day on Might 4. 

Additionally on Sunday, he shared a gif of a scene that needed to be redone as a result of he botched a key line — by chance utilizing his character’s unique title:

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