Why George Lucas Kept Darth Vader’s Empire Strikes Back Twist From The Actor

by Jeremy Spirogis
Why George Lucas Kept Darth Vader’s Empire Strikes Back Twist From The Actor

James Earl Jones is the well-known voice of Darth Vader, however it was David Prowse who was beneath the helmet on set. During the filming of The Empire Strikes Back, Prowse allegedly leaked 9 separate tidbits to the press in regards to the film, per Empire. In flip, George Lucas cleverly determined to not give him the “I am your father” line through the historic scene. Instead, he stated “Obi-Wan Kenobi is your father” to Mark Hamill.

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