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Call Me Crazy, But I Think This Empire Strikes Back Movie Could Be Big

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Hard to remember nowadays, but there was once a time when there had been only one Star Wars movie released. Devour found this old interview of an overenthusiastic yet desperate-to-be-taken-seriously-as-an-actor Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford at the very beginnings of his resentment for being Star Wars in 1980, just before Empire was released. And yes, that’s Jane Pauley doing the interviewing. It’s interesting on a lot of levels, not least of which is Hamill knew about the prequels even then, and Pauley’s question of who ends up with Princess Leia, Han or Luke. Part II is after the jump.


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