Mark Hamill Talks About Star Wars’ Very First Sex Scene

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - April 16, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have ended up becoming one of the most divisive films in the Star Wars franchise, however, The Force Awakens sequel enjoyed a lot of critical and commercial success.

Though some didn’t appreciate the way the film subverted fan expectations and played around with Star Wars lore, The Last Jedi certainly took risks by bringing new developments and elements to the franchise, one of which includes what Mark Hamill joking calls a “sex scene.”

Mark Hamill recently went on an interview with Games Rader to talk about The Last Jedi, and during the interview, the Star Wars legend went on joking about how director Rian Johnson created Star Wars’ very first “sex scene.”

The scene has Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) coming together through the Force, and at the end of their conversation, the two end up carefully touching hands.  

"I even said it to Rian, ‘When you have the fingers do this… [mimes touching hands] that’s the first sex scene in Star Wars!’ I said, ‘I didn’t get to touch a finger! I would have loved to touch a finger!'" Hamill told the publication, laughing. "But I thought it was so odd because I didn’t know if it’s even said in the script if it’s described in that way, but when I saw it on screen I thought, I’ve got this charge, I went ‘Wow!’ - that’s as erotic as Star Wars gets."

The chemistry shared by Rey and Ren was certainly palpable in The Last Jedi and though the estranged Ben Solo ended up turning to the Dark Side at the end of the film, some are still holding on to the hope that Luke’s nephew might still find redemption in Episode IX. We’ll just have to wait to see what lies at the end of Kylo Ren’s story in Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD.

 

 

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