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Mark Hamill, an actor known primarily for his performance as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, commonly uses social media to chat with his fans and, this week, clarified a doubt that many had.
In Episode IV: A New Hope, the first officially released film in the saga, Luke dressed up as a stormtropper to, with the help of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), rescue Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).
The rumor stated that the line “I can’t see a thing in this helmet” (I can’t see with this helmet, in free translation) was an improvisation by the actor, and Mark Hamill confirmed. Check out the conversation in the print below:
The image shared by fan Brian said: “Mark Hamill said this to Harrison Ford when he thought the cameras had already been turned off. However, they decided to keep [a fala no filme]”.
Mark replies, “It wasn’t in the script, but I said knowing that the cameras were still running. I knew it didn’t matter, because I had the helmet on and no one could see my face anyway. Everyone liked it, so George told me left to keep the line in subsequent shots. # HistóriaReal “
This is another one of the improvisations approved by George Lucas: the “I know” used by Solo to answer Leia’s “I love you” was also a creative suggestion by Ford at the time.
Written and directed by George Lucas, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was originally released in theaters on May 25, 1977 under the unique name of Star Wars and is the film that marks not only the beginning of the Star Wars saga in cinema, but of a whole popularization and reinvention of science fiction and fandoms.
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