A humbled Mark Hamill took to Twitter saying that he regretted voicing out his thoughts on Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. #humbledHamill
During a press junket just days before the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill talked about how different Luke’s character arc has evolved which opted him to say that this is not his Luke Skywalker.
“I said to Rian, ‘Jedi’s don’t give up.’ I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup. But if he made a mistake, he would try and right that wrong. So, right there we had a fundamental difference, but it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story – and Rian needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective. …That’s the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I’m sorry. Well, in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”
That interview isn’t the only time Hamill has talked about his confusion towards his character’s change of heart. Hamill admitted that the Luke Skywalker from the original trilogy is far from the hermit Jedi the new trilogy now introduces.
Although starting on a somewhat negative tone, Hamill manages to praise director Rian Johnson‘s take on the franchise and on Skywalker saying, “I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”
The Star Wars actor, although was obviously misquoted with parts of the interview being cut and edited in various Youtube videos, still took to Twitter and expressed his regrets.
I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamill https://t.co/8ujJfBuEdV
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 26, 2017
Amid the doubts and insecurities, Hamill need not bother himself with whatever is brewing on the internet, because love it or hate it, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going strong in the box office with a worldwide gross of $800 million.