Mark Hamill Demonstrates A Little Old-School Force For His 'Star Wars' Co-Stars

"Now they CGI it and spend way too much money."

Mark Hamill recently appeared with his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Gwendoline Christie on the UK's Graham Norton Show. The subject of the original trilogy came up, and Hamill shared how the crew made "the Force" work without any CGI.

George Lucas apparently described Star Wars as "the most expensive low-budget movie ever made." For example, in The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke Skywalker uses the Force to retrieve his lightsaber in the wampa cave, "they had fishing wire attached to it, and pulled it out of my hand and then just reversed the film."


Although he didn't have any fishing wire on hand, host Graham Norton asked Hamill to demonstrate the method using an orange from the set's coffee table. Hamill put all his focus into it, and his co-stars did their best to act surprised — in reverse.

The trick proves that anyone can use the Force like a Jedi, as long as they have a camera they can rewind, and a piece of fruit they're willing to throw across the room. As Hamill himself said, "Now they CGI it and spend way too much money."

Watch Hamill use "the Force" in the video below:

(H/T: Mashable)


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