Mark Hamill Shares Funny BTS Video from New Hope Set

Mark Hamill posts a hilarious video of BTS from the set of Star Wars: A New Hope showing the cast’s lighthearted banter about director George Lucas.

Mark Hamill just shared a behind-the-scenes video of him and his co-stars, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, from the set of Star Wars: A New Hope, having fun making fun of director George Lucas. The three actors were relative unknowns before being cast in Lucas’s 1977 sci-fi space opera and were shocked when the meager budget $11 million film broke box office records and grossed $530 million worldwide. . Audiences gravitated to the story of Hamill’s character, Luke Skywalker, who was thrown from his small moisture farm world on Tatooine into a galactic battle between good and evil that started him on the path to becoming a Jedi Master. The scruffy scoundrel with a heart of gold, Han Solo (Ford), and the steadfast leader of the Rebel Alliance, Princess Leia Organa (Fisher), also created iconic characters that audiences couldn’t get enough of.

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Later A new hope‘s, the trio of Hamill, Harrison and Fisher reprized their roles in two more films to complete the original trilogy and returned again in the most recent sequel trilogy which began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The three actors became good friends after A new hopeand Hamill and Ford were devastated by the loss of Fisher to complications from a heart attack in 2016. While Ford’s time in the Star Wars universe ended with the force awakens, Hamill has continued to return to Star Wars one way or another. Most recently, the actor has made appearances on season 2 of the mandalorian Y boba fett book as a Jedi mentor to the young Force-sensitive Grogu.


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Hamill took to Instagram to post a video of BTS from the set of A new hope of himself, Ford and Fisher filming a shot running through the Death Star hallways and then taunting Lucas that there was a microphone in the frame by repeating the line, “the microphone was in the picture.Hamill began the caption of his post by saying that the most fun he had on set was when he was working with Ford and Fisher and joking around on set. But it seems that Lucas’s teasing was a lot of fun with Hamill. writing in the caption of his photo than his “silliness always seemed to cheer [Lucas] up.” Check out Hamill’s post below:


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In light of Fisher’s passing, BTS videos like these are all the more sentimental for the people who knew her personally and the fans who adore her around the world. Seeing how the three actors feed off each other’s energy to start teasing Lucas shows that their chemistry was just as strong off screen as it was on screen. Hamill’s caption also reflects that he knew his actions were probably a bit off-putting, tagged #StarWarsBTS_Tomfoolery, but everyone in the video is still having fun and ended up making one of the most well-known movies in the world. Although Lucas did not direct another Star Wars film until 1999, it probably had more to do with the immense artistic pressure and less to do with a cast having too much fun on set.


The fact that Hamill’s video has garnered over a million views and a quarter of a million likes in less than 24 hours speaks to the devotion fans have for Star Wars content and his appreciation for the film that started a franchise. The existence of this video is also a tribute to the importance of the first Star Wars BTS content since it was created before the digital age, where the expectation of substantial content from BTS has become much more prevalent. The camaraderie that a cast has can make or break a movie, and the relationship that the trio of actors had no doubt contributed to the influence A new hope he was at his start of tales from a galaxy far, far away.


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