Mark Hamill’s always displayed a more-than-commendable level of patience and kindness towards the Star Wars community.
Most days, you can find the man behind Luke Skywalker engaging with fans on social media, especially Twitter, answering questions, correcting rumors, and cracking the occasional dad joke.
Most recently, a behind-the-scenes photo of Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner and Stuart Freeborn, the creator of Yoda, popped up on Hamill’s feed. “Mark, @HamillHimself,” inquired a fan, “can you explain this picture?”
And as usual, the iconic actor answered with another witty display of insight on one of film’s most treasured franchises.
#EmpireStrikesBack director Irvin Kershner "touches up" make-up wizard Stuart Freeborn-sitting next to his famous puppet creation Yoda (who I think he resembles) Stuart kindly let me visit him whenever I wanted & even let me pour the foam into 1 of the Yoda head molds! #TrueStory https://t.co/Bf3gIPGirC
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 10, 2019
As with any exclusive content from the Star Wars legend, fans quickly showed their appreciation.
“I love the fact that you wanted to visit the puppet workshop. That says a lot about your devotion to the character and the narrative,” @JonDeSpirito tweeted.
“I love how much you wanted to be part of it all and learn about everything. You’re just a big kid like us!,” @kerayzie added.
“The memories you must have of the little things like this! I think you must have had some of the most amazing experiences outside of acting. Thank you for sharing,” @RedDeerAlita added.
Of course, it won’t be long until Hamill’ll be asked questions about a new Star Wars film. Though Luke may’ve died in The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker is going to hit theaters in late December, and Hamill’s already confirmed he’ll be returning to the franchise as a Force Ghost, very much like Obi-Wan did in the Original Trilogy.
We want to know though, Star Wars fans, what’re your impressions of this latest story? Do you have any questions you’d like to ask Hamill? Shoot him a tweet if that’s the case, and maybe we’ll be writing about you next.