Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings franchise helped New Zealand tourism reach new heights and Star Wars: The Force Awakens is following in those innovative footsteps. Discover Ireland, Ireland’s official tourism site, posted a behind-the-scenes video of Luke Skywalker on Skellig Michael island while filming Star Wars.
Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley both talk about their experiences filming on location. Hamill explained that they could have easily shot this scene on a green screen but said that going to the island was indescribably beautiful.
Director J.J. Abrams simply says that the location is “a miracle.”
Who else wants to take a trip to Ireland now and tour Skellig Michael? Comment below and lets talk all thing Star Wars.
Source: Discover Ireland