Mark Hamill reveals the most precious object he kept from filming
This week it was revealed that a Red Leader X-Wing miniature model created by Industrial Light & Magic for the original star wars sold for an impressive $2,375,000. This prompted franchise star Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) to take to Twitter to joke, “I should have kept mine.” This led to fans asking the actor about some of the items he saved from the sets.
“What is the most precious thing you have kept? Surely a lightsaber? @RupertMyers asked. “My boots from the very first movie. I don’t know their value because I would never sell them,” Hamill revealed. You can check out his tweet below:
My boots from the very 1st film. I don’t know their value because I would never sell them. https://t.co/s2PznV5bED
—Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) June 24, 2022
Hamill often takes to Twitter to share fun facts and tell stories about his days playing Luke. Recently, he shared some hilarious old autographs he never wanted the public to see. He also recently posted a very funny behind-the-scenes video of him with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) as they gave director George Lucas a hard time on the set of the original film.
Newcomer Grant Feely was recently seen playing young Luke in Obi Wan Kenobi, and Hamill weighed in on casting his younger self. “Grant Feely looks like the perfect Luke Skywalker and I wish him all the best!” Hamill shared on Twitter while adding the hashtag #TheForceIsWithFeely. However, Luke wasn’t featured on the show as much as fans had expected. While Lucasfilm announced Luke’s casting ahead of time, they kept Vivien Lyra Blair as Little Princess Leia a secret until the show premiered.
As for the X-Wing which sold for over $2,000,000, you can read the auction description below:
“The X-wing fighter model is extremely well preserved and remains in excellent condition. The lightweight rigid foam remains strong and the original unrestored paint is in excellent condition with only slight chipping in small areas. One of the laser cannons has slight warping, and one of the laser cannon tip assemblies built from scratch is loose.The pyro X-wing was intended to be mounted on a C-bracket with a hole in the back of the fuselage or to be hung from wires while filming.There are several small holes in the top of the fuselage related to hanging the model on wires.A custom aluminum stand that supports the model through the fuselage is included with the part, as well as a wooden transport box.
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