Luke Skywalker Hates His Beard in ‘The Force Awakens’

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mark Hamill discusses his surprise at reprising the Luke Skywalker role in “The Force Awakens,” and how he really isn’t a beard person.

Of all the things Mark Hamill thought he’d do in his career, reprising the role of Luke Skywalker was not one of them.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly published Monday, Hamill reveals that George Lucas made it clear to him and co-stars Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford long ago that Lucas had no intention of bringing the “Star Wars” franchise beyond the events in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.” So, when Disney and J.J. Abrams approached him to don the lightsaber once more for “The Force Awakens,” Hamill was dumbfounded and, in fact, claims he still is.  Read the full article at http://www.cnet.com/news/mark-hamill-hates-his-old-jedi-beard-for-the-force-awakens/

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