Mark Hamill sat down with ET’s Ash Crossan and opened up about the delicate scene, which saw Luke sweetly kiss his estranged sister — now general of the Resistance — on the forehead, and how the gesture came about organically….
“I didn’t decide it and say, ‘Can I do this?’ I mean, in the take — I don’t know if we rehearsed it or not, but it just happened,” Hamill recalled. “I was standing up and they weren’t ready for it. They said, ‘No, do that again.’ And we did it for a second take, and like I said, it was just spontaneous.”
Hamill explained that now, in light of Fisher’s untimely death, the scene was “really momentous” for him at the time, because Luke “was saying goodbye to his sister forever,” and soon after Hamill had to say goodbye to Fisher as well.
“I can’t watch that scene. It’s just, you know, takes me out of the movie completely,” he shared. “I’ll get over it, but she’ll be forever missed and she’s irreplaceable.”
Read (or watch) the interview in full at the link below — about his reactions with Frank Oz as Yoda, his sidekick R2-D2 and more.