Mark Hamill says Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan inspired him for his cameo in The Force Awakens

Mark Hamill says Alec Guinness's Obi-Wan inspired him for his cameo in The Force Awakens

According to Mark Hamill, his little appearance in The Force Awakens was heavily inspired by Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan in the first Star Wars movie.

It has been several years since Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the beginning of a new trilogy of Star wars that kicked off a new era for the franchise.

One of the most anticipated revelations of this new trilogy was to see how the protagonists of the original trilogy had changed during these years. During the movie, we already see how things are going for Leia, now General of the Resistance, and for Han Solo, who is still lost in space with Chewbacca.

During much of the film we anticipate the arrival of Luke Skywalker and buzz builds until we finally get to see him in a little cameo right at the end of The Force awakens, when King finds you. Although at first Luke appears hooded, he takes off his hood with both hands and reveals his identity to look at Rey.

Although he does not even speak, this little appearance caused a great impact at the time among fans when they finally saw Luke again, and now Mark Hamill has confessed that his performance was very inspired by the Obi-Wan of Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars movie.

“Hey Mark Hamill, can I ask a little interpretive question for something I’m writing? Is this slow, two-handed reveal deliberate? Reminiscent of the Guinness, McGregor, and Neeson movements in the originals and prequels,” asked the author Damon Young on Twitter.

As Hamill often does with questions about Star Wars filming, the actor answered from his own Twitter account. “No one told me how to do it specifically. I just wanted to maximize movement and elevate the natural drama of this reveal. However, I was clearly influenced by Alec’s first appearance in the original film,” Hamill explained.

Considering that Luke becomes a reclusive teacher in the new trilogy, it’s no wonder Hamill was inspired by Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan, which in a way ends up coming full circle for his character.


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