‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Mark Hamill On Alec Guinness’ Influence

Mark Hamill discusses how Sir Alec Guinness influenced his performance as an older Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi will reunite audiences with Luke Skywalker after the character made a brief appearance at the end of The Force Awakens. With Skywalker now assuming the role of mentor to Daisy Ridley’s Rey, Hamill discussed how former Star Wars co-star Sir Alec Guinness influenced his performance during an interview with Yahoo Movies.

Hamill explained how he studied Guinness’ performance but also noted the differences between Luke and Obi-Wan:

“I channeled his dignity and his composure. But Obi-Wan has a much different back story than Luke, so although there are many similarities, you have to really sort of take ownership of your own character.”

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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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