IGN recently conducted a new interview with Mark Hamill where he got to talk a little bit about “The Force Awakens.” In the interview, Mark Hamill shares his thoughts on the many “Star Wars” fan’s reaction to the trailer, as well as what he thinks about actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis who were all featured in the trailer. You can check out a portion of the interview below:
IGN: The past two weeks, have you been able to just sit back, smile and enjoy how much speculation people can have about an 88 second trailer?
Mark Hamill: Oh my gosh. You know, I’ll tell you, the most moving aspect of them releasing that trailer was watching a of other people watching it. My daughter put it on for me. It was all these people watching the trailer. Sometimes you get sort of isolated and disconnected because I don’t really follow it as closely as, say, [my son] Nathan does, but to see those people that thrilled, it was moving to me. I actually got a lump in my throat watching that. To see so many people that happy was a thrill. And it’s hard to believe it’s a whole year away that we have to wait but I’m practicing my phrase, “You have to wait and see.” They asked me not to talk about it and I agreed but it’s hard. People want to know!
IGN: With the trailer focusing on the new cast, like Daisy [Ridley] and John [Boyega], are you just thinking, “Wait until you see what they’re in store for?”, having gone through all this before?
Mark Hamill: I know! I felt that the minute I met all of them. They’re all wonderful actors. I think they’ve done such a great job of not only the characters themselves, but the people they’ve picked to play them. John Boyega is just wonderful and Daisy, I just think the world of and Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis. They’re just… Like I say, this is in very, very good hands. I’m vicariously very proud of them even though I have no justification for being able to be proud!
It never gets old hearing Mark Hamill share his excitement for “Star Wars,” so be sure to check out the full interview over at IGN, where he also talks about spoilers for movies leaking out.