On Mark Hamill

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I saved this little tidbit months ago. I have no idea why. There's an interesting humbleness to Mark that I hope to embody one day. After seeing him in the movie, I remember that hood being pulled off, and it was his hair, the way it blew in the wind, and it was that moment that I thought, "That's my Luke Skywalker."

On the beard he grew for The Force Awakens:

That is what I call my contractually obligated beard. Listen: I think they look fine on other people. It’s just not me. I mean, I never got used to it. But face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does bring a gravitas, perhaps unearned, but nevertheless, it makes a statement that they wanted to make, and I’m more than happy to oblige them.

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