It’s no secret that Star Wars Episode 8 upset a lot of the fans.
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Hamill has also been blunt about his opposition to many of the decisions made by director Rian Johnsn regarding Luke Skywalker.
In a new interview, the actor has been speaking about some of the most personally upsetting and emotional moments in the movie.
The new documentary The Director and the Jedi already revealed his tears at being reunited with Frank Oz to film the Yoda cameo, but there was one moment that hit Hamill even harder.
It is no surprise that he is talking about Luke’s farewell to Leia.
Being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight to promote the digital download and home entertainment release of The Last Jedi, Hamill opened up about what is sure to become another iconic Star Wars scene. He also revealed that the most heartbreaking moment of all, the brotherly kiss, was improvised.
Hamill said: “I didn’t decide it and say, ‘Can I do this?’ I mean, in the take , I don’t know if we rehearsed it or not, but it just happened. I was standing up and they weren’t ready for it. They said, ‘No, do that again.’ And we did it for a second take, and like I said, it was just spontaneous.”
Hamill added: “It was really momentous for me because Luke was saying goodbye to his sister forever.
“I can’t watch that scene. It just, you know, takes me out of the movie completely. I’ll get over it, but she’ll be forever missed and she’s irreplaceable.”
He also revealed that his cheeky farewell wink to C-3PO was also unscripted: “Even that. I don’t remember doing that and I did. You see that’s the best kind of spontaneity you can have. There’s a solemnity to that moment and you don’t want to trivialise it.”