Mark Hamill helped make a million childhoods with Star Wars and because of that Movies In Focus has a lot of respect for the man (and because he’s hugely underrated as an actor). He recently attended the UK premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy (Disney synergy at his best). Hamill, bearded and looking good spoke to the BBC about Star Wars VII, its cast and Harrison Ford’s accident.
On returning to the Star Wars universe and the new cast:
“It was certainly unexpected. I already had a beginning, middle and end. I never thought we’d come back. To go on to those sets that evoked so many memories. It is just astonishing…
…It was fantastic. Again – I thought even if they did a third trilogy, we wouldn’t be involved, because it is really about the new generation of characters. We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards…
….These kids – they are not kids – but they are so talented. They are also diverse. There are people I recognise like Andy Serkis and new people that I’ve never seen before like Daisy Ridley. But they are so good. I’m thinking of asking them for advice. I don’t want to give any myself!”
On Harrison Ford’s accident:
“I was not on set. It was really terrible but I hear he’s doing really well. It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford.”
Star Wars Episode VII opens in December 2015.