‘Star Wars’: Mark Hamill explans iconic ‘I am your father’ scene


Mark Hamill says he was shocked by ‘The Last Jedi’

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Mark Hamill has revealed that Harrison Ford really didn’t appreciate being kept in the dark about the biggest “Star Wars” secret ever.

It was in the second “Star Wars”movie “The Empire Strikes Back” that Luke Skywalker discovered that his father is Darth vader.

But the twist was kept secret from most of the cast and instead said in their scripts that the Father would tell Luke Obi Wan who killed his real father.

“The idea of Alec Guinness as the real villain, I thought, ‘wow, what a spectacular twist’,” Hamill told Graham Norton in a recent interview.

Hamill was then filled in on what’s really going to happen, in the famous scene.

“The director … took me aside and he said, ‘I have something to tell you. I know, George Lucas know and when I tell you, you know that. But if it leaks, we know that it was you.’

And he gave me a piece of paper that said: ‘I am your father.” I was shocked.”

Hamill told Norton that he was sworn to secrecy, and struggled to twist to itself for a year and a half before the film hit cinemas in 1980.

“I didn’t tell Carrie [Fisherman],” Hamill said. “They had no safe. In fact, Harrison and I would be her. If you really wanted to make something fast, you would ask Carrie to keep her self-confidence and it would go.”

When the cast sat down and watched the “The Empire Strikes Back” at the premiere, the majority of them were stunned by Darth vader’s revelation.

“At the screening when that happened, Harrison turned to me and said,” Hey boy, you had no f—–g tell me that,'” Hamill said.

“I apologize for the F-bomb, I only use it for historical accuracy.”

The latest ‘Star Wars’ movie, “The Last of the Jedi,” is in cinemas now and had the second biggest ever opening weekend at the Australian box office.

Most critics have raved about the film, which currently has a 92% rating on Rotten tomatoes. But the real “Star Wars” fans have not been as glowing in their praise and the film has only a 56 percent approval rating from viewers on Rotten tomatoes. Frank Chung, the label “The Last Jedi” as “the worst Star Wars film ever” in a scathing review.

“As bad as the George Lucas prequels were, at least, they felt as if they took place in the Star Wars universe,” he wrote.

“These new films feel like a parody of Star Wars — a combination of a Nickelodeon special and bad Saturday Night Live skit.”

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