It’s been almost two weeks since the debut of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now Luke Skywalker himself is weighing in with his reaction. Mark Hamill recently spoke with about what turned out to be an emotional experience.

As you might expect, he was pleased with the teaser, but there was something that moved him even more – The reaction of the fans:

“Best of all, even more than the trailer, I liked watching videos of people watching the trailer,” Hamill told me earlier today while promoting his latest project, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, the new animated adaptation of the Elf movie and Broadway musical (premiering on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC). “You know you sort of get isolated and you forget that to a certain segment of the population that this is very special to them and they love it at a level that most people don’t understand. That was moving to me. I got choked up seeing how happy it made people.”

He then related what it was like when the famous trio – himself, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford – were reunited for the first time before filming on The Force Awakens began:

“They had a dinner at a restaurant for us,” Hamill said. “They booked a room at a restaurant where we all met the new cast members. The three of us came together. In many ways, it was an out-of-body experience, but within the first five minutes, it felt like we had never been apart…We were all laughing and it was like we were on a break during The Empire Strikes Back.”

He also agrees with Coffee With Kenobi’s stance on spoilers (even if he doesn’t know he does! 😉 ):

“I don’t understand why people would want to know what happens!” he said. “I love not knowing. It’s a whole different world now where there’s an industry whose entire goal is to leak—to leak the entire script. I don’t understand it.”

We will see Mark Hamill resume his role as Luke Skywalker when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Hey, it’s only a year away! *sigh*


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