Mark Hamill has spent enough time around Harrison Ford to pick up the iconic actor’s mannerisms.
The “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star reflected on working with a young Ford when visiting “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Tuesday.
“George [Lucas] likes to cast people that are so close to what he wants he doesn’t have to really get in there and give ya a lot of direction,” Hamill explained. “So Harrison walks in and he’s just too cool for school, I mean, instant idolization. Carrie was funny and witty and adorable. We just immediately hit it off, it was perfect,” he continued.
“Harrison had a really firm grasp of like the overview. I think he’d make a really good director if he weren’t so lazy,” the 67-year-old joked, adding, “We’ll edit that out later.”
Hamill then shared a story about shooting a scene from “A New Hope” with Ford directly after the classic trash compactor scene. “We hadn’t filmed that scene yet, and I’m looking in continuity and I said, ‘Well, wait a second, this is right after we got out of the trash compactor, shouldn’t my hair be all wet and matted with schmutz all through it?'” Hamill remembered.
“And [Harrison] turns to me and he says, ‘Hey kid, it ain’t that kinda movie,'” he said in a pitch-perfect Ford impression. “‘If people are looking at your hair we’re all in big trouble.'”