Mark Hamill Revealed His Actual Phone Number In A New Hope
If you’ve watched Star Wars with a keen eye, you’ll realize that it’s filled with Easter Eggs. Sometimes, it’s almost impossible to miss out on one. For instance that one time, ET made a cameo in Star Wars: Phantom Menace. But, Mark Hamill recently revealed that there was an even bigger easter egg in A New Hope. The Luke Skywalker actor says that he forced Harrison Ford to reveal Hamill’s real-life phone numbers in the original Star Wars!
Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford made their phone numbers public, and no one knew!
Recently, Marvel editor Jordan D White shared some quotes by Mark Hamil when he was talking about Star Wars. It turns out that Hamill planned on revealing his real-life phone number while giving a command to C-3PO:
“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. So I had planned all along to say, ‘2-,’ so my own number would be forever preserved on film.”
Sadly, the scene was blocked and Harrison Ford ended up saying the lines instead of Mark Hamill. But, that didn’t stop Hamill from fulfilling this little quest of his. He was so insistent on it that he practically acted like a two-year-old and forced Ford to say Hamill’s phone number out loud. Hamill recalls:
“However, due to how the scene was blocked, Ford wound up saying the line, and Hamill kept pestering him to read his phone number. Finally, Harrison read my number and said, ‘Happy now, you big baby?’ And I laughed because I felt busted ’cause I’d been acting like a two-year-old.”
It’s been 43 years since Star Wars: A New Hope came out, so there’s a slight chance that these numbers might not be valid anymore, in case any of you were trying to reach Mark Hamill. But, it’s a fun easter egg to know about. There are others too, like the fact that Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker was first going to have the surname ‘Starkiller‘. That just sounds… wrong.
Other than that, Hamill also had a secret cameo in The Mandalorian. He voiced the bartender droid EV-9D9. I bet most of us completely missed that one!