Star Wars: Mark Hamill Reveals the First Scene He Shot for A New Hope

Can you believe that it has more than four decades since A New Hope premiered in 1977? Interestingly, Mark Hamill still remembers working on the film like it was yesterday. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor has just revealed the first scene he shot as Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy movie.

A fan recently posted an image from A New Hope celebrating the anniversary of the film's first day of shooting. Not surprisingly, Hamill saw the post and retweeted it along with an interesting story of his first day on the set. Take a look at his tweet below.

"1st day was in Tunisia, North Africa. Only cast there was Alec Guinness, Kenny Baker & Tony Daniels. Wouldn't meet Carrison & Harrie until we returned to UK. My 1st shot was me emerging from my home towards the Jawa droid sale-I had high hopes it would be a good movie," Hamill wrote before adding the hashtag #TrueStory.

It's interesting to note that Hamill had already started playing Luke Skywalker before he met Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher. Nevertheless, it's cool knowing that he was already hanging out with Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, and C-3PO in Tunisia.

Although he didn't know it back in 1976, Hamill would go on to play Luke in five more films including the sequel trilogy. The role would also make him one of the most iconic screen legends in cinematic history. Not bad for a guy who wasn't even sure if A New Hope would be a good movie.

You can watch Hamill's final performance as Luke in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is currently available on digital.

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