– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Mark Hamill has been more than a little outspoken regarding his initial misgivings about his role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In fact, he stated that he had to tell director Rian Johnson that he initially fundamentally disagreed with the choices that he made for the character of Luke Skywalker.

However, once these words were said, he entrusted himself to Johnson, and really let himself dive deep into this character we hadn’t seen for decades.

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During a press conference for the film that LRM had an opportunity to attend, Hamill revealed how he felt returning to this character.

“I don’t think any line in the script epitomized my reaction more than this is not going to go the way you think. And Rian pushed me out of my comfort zone, as if I weren’t as intimidated and terrified to begin with, but I’m grateful, because you have to trust someone and he was the only Obi Wan available to me.”

If you’ve had a chance to see the film, you can definitely see where Hamill is coming from here. While great on many levels, the Luke Skywalker we see isn’t quite the same man we remember, and given how much of a fanboy Hamill is for this stuff, we can only imagine how it felt to step back into these now-unfamiliar boots.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.