Mark Hamill is a major talent in the Star wars universe. He starred in all three original films, and he’s appearing in perhaps two more, set thirty years later after the events of Return of the Jedi. He has also performed numerous voice acting roles over the years, which has evolved into his staple for making a living. He performed The Joker in the acclaimed The Killing Joke, for example. So he’s no stranger to either controversial musings or running off at the mouth.
So it didn’t surprise many, way back in April of this year, when Hamill had this to say about working with Johnson on his new direction for Luke Skywalker:
: “I said to [director Rian Johnson], I think I fundamentally disagree with everything you’ve decided for me. Now having said that, I have to accept it, get my mind around it and do my best to realize your vision.”
Now Mark Hamill, in a interview with Variety on the red carpet of the Tony Awards earlier this week in New York City, has come to the fore to “clarify” just what exactly he meant:
“I was quoted as saying to Rian that I fundamentally disagree with everything you decided about Luke, and it was inartfully phrased. What I was, was surprised at how he saw Luke. And it took me a while to get around to his way of thinking, but once I was there it was a thrilling experience. I hope it will be for the audience too.”