Mark Hamill Shares Details of His First Star Wars Screen Test With Harrison Ford
#HarrisonFord and #MarkHamill screen test for the first #Starwars shows a chemistry between the 2 actors.@colebrax @coenesqued @Freelineorlando @wendyOrourke @70sFilm @Tribe_XX @RealSardonicus @dean_frey @tcm @BenMank77 @akstanwyck pic.twitter.com/iFIZhE23UE
— La femme merveilleuse invisible (@larwoolf) July 27, 2019
CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla tweeted at Hamill to “share some color” on the video. The actor replied by explaining it had been the first day he met Ford, neither of them had read the script, and George Lucas wouldn’t tell them anything else about the film.
My screen-test for @starwars w/ Harrison on the 1st day I ever met him. Neither 1 of us had read the script at this point, only this 1 scene. I asked George what kind of movie it was-"Let's just do it, we'll talk about that later" We never did talk about it later-we just did it. https://t.co/e7cHWoLmJk
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 28, 2019
Hamill’s tweet is especially enlightening considering that the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will most likely be his last film in the beloved franchise. Though his character Luke Skywalker died in the most recent Star Wars film, The Last Jedi (2017), the actor has confirmed that he will appear in the next movie, which is set to close out the Skywalker saga. As for Ford, his character Han Solo met his demise in The Force Awakens (2015).
Fans may never get over their Star Wars nostalgia. The co-stars’ on-camera charisma is delightful, and there are few things better than Ford’s line: “I’m beginning not to like you.”