The first “Star Wars” movie, later retitled “A New Hope”, contains a very special series of digits: Mark Hamill’s actual phone number.
Marvel editor Jordan D. White took to Twitter to share some old quotes from the actor, who played Luke Skywalker in the blockbuster sci-fi franchise.
In the excerpt, Hamill discusses improvisational aspects within the film, including the scene in which the characters are trying to escape from a giant trash compactor before it flattens them.
“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 explained.
“So I had planned all along to say, ‘2—,’ so my [own] number would be forever preserved on film,” he added.
“But the way the scene was blocked the day of, I wasn’t near the door — so Harrison [Ford] got to say the line and he started doing his number and that really burned me up,” Hamill admitted.
“I said to him, ‘Come on, say mine, I thought of it!’ But he kept doing his own and I got madder,” he continued.
Eventually, Hamill was able to persuade his co-star. “Finally, Harrison read my number and said, ‘Happy now, you big baby?’” recalled Hamill. “And I laughed because I felt busted ’cause I’d been acting like a two-year-old.”
It was… it was his PHONE NUMBER?!? pic.twitter.com/LOaEbrnK4m
— Jordan D. White (@cracksh0t) July 20, 2020