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The BTS Star Wars Footage That Makes Us Love The Cast Even More

You'd be hard-pressed to name a more beloved movie than 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope." George Lucas's science-fiction blockbuster not only kicked off a franchise that continues to this day, but for many, it also became their introduction to sci-fi and the sprawling potential cinema has. Between Lucas's three primary cast members — Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher — the ages of the up and coming stars ranged from 19 to 35 in the original film. Each of them was standing at the beginning of monumental careers and their combined ambition and passion seem to have made for a pretty fun set.

Today, Lucas has handed his baby off to Disney, but all of his original trio of heroes can be found in the latest "Star Wars" trilogy — their moments being the best parts of that trilogy for some. There is no shortage of fan love for Hamill and the rest of the gang, and Hamill showed some appreciation for that love by sharing some behind-the-scenes details about the making of the original "Star Wars" trilogy.

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher behaved like 'total brats'

In reaction to behind-the-scenes footage from the original "Star Wars" trilogy circulating on Twitter, Mark Hamill tweeted, "The most fun was when Carrie, Harrison & I all got to work together." The footage shows Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and presumably Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca running through a hallway and then out of frame. Immediately after the scene, the actors begin teasing director George Lucas who stands behind the camera checking the footage.

"And? And?" Ford and Hamill continuously ask until they are informed a boom microphone made its way into the shot, which only inspires more lighthearted teasing, Lucas laughing the entire time. 

Hamill wrote that the playfulness of himself and the other leads put Lucas in a good mood. He did admit, however, that the performers were behaving badly.

"Here we are behaving like total brats, ganging up on George & teasing him mercilessly as if the '[mic] was in picture' was HIS fault!" the Luke Skywalker actor tweeted. The goofing around paid off in dividends as all three actors continued their work in Lucas' two sequels. The three would also make appearances in the latest trilogy, with Hamill appearing in all three, Ford reprising his role for "Star Wars: Episode VII —The Force Awakens," and Fisher appearing in "The Force Awakens" and posthumously in "Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi."