Earlier this month a new trailer for The Last Jedi was released featuring Luke Skywalker back on board the Millennium Falcon. No doubt the scene will be an emotional one for the character, but it turns out it was just as tear-jerking for Hamill himself. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, he said: “I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had.
“I was there with my family, with [my children] Nathan and Griffin and Chelsea and my wife Marilou, and [Lucasfilm] asked if the documentary crew could be there when I came back on the Millennium Falcon. The 66-year-old continued: “I mean, this was not on the shooting day. I was just street clothes and going to visit that set. And I said, ‘Sure.’
“It was sort of like visiting an old house that you lived in when you were a kid.
“I mean, I just welled up with emotion and I said, ‘I need to be by myself.’
“They had recreated it down to every last detail that I remember. The oil drips, the hanging pipes, just everything. The dice in the cockpit.”