It's hard to imagine anybody else other Mark Hamill playing Luke Skywalker. However, there was a time when the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor had to audition for the role of a lifetime. Hamill has just shared an awesome video showing his first screen test with Harrison Ford and it offers an amazing glimpse at how the two actors tackled George Lucas' script for A New Hope.
The video was originally posted by NBC and Hamill immediately retweeted it with some interesting details. Check it out below.
"My screen-test for @starwars w/ Harrison on the 1st day I ever met him. Neither 1 of us had read the script at this point, only this 1 scene. I asked George what kind of movie it was-"Let's just do it, we'll talk about that later" We never did talk about it later-we just did it," Hamill wrote.
The scene in question is Luke and Han Solo discovering what happened to Alderaan. In addition to that, Han realizes that Luke is unable to pay him for transporting him to the non-existent planet.
It's truly awesome to see how these young actors just embraced their roles without even understanding what they were getting into. The same amazing energy can be seen throughout the first Star Wars film and its sequels.
Seeing the screen-test certainly makes you wish we could go back to the good old days when Luke and Han were still finding out that they were up against something truly big. Nevertheless, it's an awesome look at how two of the best actors around started out with a scene they barely understood but completely nailed.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.