Mark Hamill’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga has entrenched him in the legacy of the franchise. However, it was a guest voice role on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars that netted Hamill an Emmy nomination.
Speaking to GQ, Hamill discussed what it was like getting that nomination, and how he is glad he did not win the award:
“I played Darth Bane on [Star Wars: The Clone Wars]. I don’t know how the main cast felt, because I went and did it by myself. Been doing the Joker for 25 years, never got an Emmy nomination. Did that character once; Emmy nomination. Now thank god I didn’t win because I certainly didn’t deserve it. The cast is just the best voice over people in the business. Here they do 65 episodes, really work hard. I come in for 20 minutes and snag an Emmy nom.”
Obviously, as a voice acting veteran, Hamill knew the hard work and dedication that the primary actors put in week after week. Hamill’s appearance on the show was in the season 6 episode “Sacrifice.” In this episode, Yoda is attempting to learn the secrets to preserving one’s identity through the force and ends up meeting the ghost of Darth Bane.
You can check out the full interview with Hamill in the video below:
You can catch Mark Hamill back in the Star Wars galaxy very soon in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as his original character Luke Skywalker makes his return.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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