Mark Hamill may have not have had any lines in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but a new Star Wars charity initiative video has the 64-year-old actor speaking more than staring, although it would seem that he liked staring intensely more.
The charity project is called Force For Change, and a new video ad shows Hamill and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy explaining and promoting the initiative.
Star Wars fans are some of the most generous, thoughtful, and sympathetic people I have ever met. I am so proud of the charitable work they have done over the years and hope this month-long donation-matching campaign will go some way to express our sincere thanks for their tireless efforts.
Hamill however appeared to be enjoying his role glowering at fans as he had to be called out by Kennedy to deliver his lines.
“Oh, I’m sorry … I have dialogue?” Hamill said.
The Force For Change program allowed Star Wars fans to donate more than $10 million to UNICEF whilst getting the chance to win exciting prizes at the same time. Fans who were picked after donating during The Force Awakens were given the chance to become a background character in Maz Kanata’s tavern or watch an early screening of the movie with friends, among others.
Watch the ad below:
Now, Lucasfilm has decided to relaunch the project in lieu of Episode VIII filming, and raise money in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish. This year, Star Wars fans can donate via CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange. Each $10 donated will give fans a chance to enter the raffle.
It’s not the first time that Hamill has poked fun at his character, Luke Skywalker, and at other Star Wars cast. In recent months, we’ve seen him trolling Peter Mayhew and John Boyega on Twitter, as well as delivering a skit with fans showing a Jedi mind trick. However, it’s always amusing to see the actor not taking things so seriously, despite his very serious role in the saga.
Mark Hamill will return to Star Wars in Episode VIII on December 15, 2017.