Friday, January 16, 2015

Mark Hamill Talks About His Experience Shooting 'The Force Awakens'

By: Dominic Jones

Mark Hamill was at the premiere of Kingsmen: The Secret Service this past weekend and he spoke with about his experience on shooting Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  Hamill once again reiterated his surprise at the amount of security on set, calling it "crazy."  He went on to talk about how the security on the new films compared to the old films, saying, 

"It’s a whole different era now. When we made the original films, you had the odd reporter hanging around the studio bribing people to give them stories. Now, I said to them, ‘Do I really have to wear this robe and this hood that covers my entire head to go from the trailer to the soundstage?’ They said, ‘Yeah, there’s drones.’ Seriously! There’s drones flying over the studio trying to get pictures of whatever they can get pictures of."

While, the sheer amount of people trying to get a sneak peak is surprising to Hamill, it's not the first time he's had to deal with this on Star Wars.  He did speak of a time some tried to get a look at the Empire set using helicopters.   Hamill said,

"We were up in Finse, Norway and [someone] bribed a couple of emergency helicopter pilots that were looking for a couple that were stranded while skiing to buzz-bomb our set and take pictures. They appeared in the newspaper The Sun. They didn’t get much. They had pictures of snowmobiles and they wrote ‘Strange, alien machinery on the set of ‘Star Wars 2′!’ as they called it. It was crazy! It was just snowmobiles with really identifiable logos on the side."

It seems us fans never change when it comes to our desire to see more and our curiosity about the next films.

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