In a recent interview speaking to The Orlando Sentinel, actor Mark Hamill (known for playing the main character Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars Trilogy) revealed that he went into the role with initial hesitation and admits that the hype leading into Star Wars Episode VII may be problematic to some people.
“I have this feeling that no matter what we do there’s going to be a faction that really is disappointed. You just can’t live up to that.”
Hamill then discussed about getting back into the swing of being Luke Skywalker again.
“I’ve altered my diet. I’ve started working out, but on the film itself: I toured departments, I’ve looked at wardrobe, and I saw the creature shop. I went around and met all the cast people, saw the technicians working on some new things.”
But aside from all the hard work, there has been plenty of refreshing moments with the cast according to Hamill:
“I hadn’t seen Tony Daniels or Carrie [Fisher] or Harrison [Ford] or Peter Mayhew in ages… it was wonderful to see them again, because I didn’t expect to. Again, this is all so unexpected. It’s like getting out that pair of pants you haven’t worn in five years and finding a 20-dollar bill in the pocket!”
But when asked about the film’s plot, and how they now handle the advent of the internet and spoilers:
“This is a whole different world. The first one no one cared. The second one there was a lot of interest, but it was before the internet… I tell people we’re not trying to annoy you or tease you or play some massive game. Basically, what the goal is [is] to keep the surprises for the movie instead of spoiling them on the internet.”
STAR WARS EPISODE VII is currently set for a December 2015 release date.