‘Star Wars’: How Mark Hamill Got Harrison Ford to Reveal His Phone Number On-Screen

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford

Star Wars: A New Hope might have premiered over 40 years in the past, however followers proceed to be taught cool new information in regards to the film because the years go by. And only recently, one fan unearthed an interview through which Mark Hamill reveals that he truly pestered Harrison Ford to present out his actual telephone quantity within the film.

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ was launched in 1977

George Lucas first launched his Star Wars universe with A New Hope in 1977. Starring Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, and Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew as Hans Solo and Chewbacca, the movie ended up spawning some of the fashionable fandoms on the planet.

All 4 actors reprised their roles for the sequels — The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of The Jedi (1983) —  in addition to the 2015 reboot, The Force Awakens.  

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The actors ad-libbed loads

One of the issues that made the primary Star Wars movies so charming was the pure chemistry between the solid. And as followers have realized over time, lots of the strains within the film had been truly ad-libbed by the actors.

But there was one solid member who improvisedmuch greater than the others. In a current interview with Joe and Anthony Russo for his or her Pizza Film School net sequence, Hamill revealed that Ford was a boss at ad-libbing, and that he suggested him to let unfastened and improvise his personal strains if he thought they’d work.

“I admired him [Ford] so much with that,” mentioned Hamill. “And he said, ‘Well, you should learn Mark, don’t go ask George [Lucas] —  just do it on camera.’”

Mark Hamill obtained Harrison Ford to ad-lib his telephone quantity in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

In a recent tweet, Marvel editor Jordan D. White unearthed an excerpt from an outdated interview of Hamill. In the interview, Hamill reveals how he pestered Ford to disclose his telephone quantity in a scene of Star Wars: A New Hope

“In the scene where we’re trying to get out of the garbage masher, I was supposed to say, ‘Threepio, open the…’ and give this long serial number,” Hamill mentioned within the interview. “So I had planned all along to say, ‘2-,’ so my own number would be forever preserved on film.” 

But in the end, the script was modified round, and that line was given to Ford. After that, Hamill mentioned he saved pushing Ford till he agreed to learn out his telephone quantity, 

“Finally, Harrison read my number and said, ‘Happy now, you big baby?’ Hamill continued. “And I laughed because I felt busted ’cause I’d been acting like a two-year-old.”

In the well-known scene, through which Hans Solo is studying a serial quantity to C-3PO, he says the quantity, 326-3827. Hamill hasn’t confirmed if this was certainly his phone quantity. But if it was, this can change into simply one other wonderful Easter egg for the Star Wars fandom.

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