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Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill reveals he was required to lose 20kg for The Force Awakens only to find out he had a small cameo

Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill reveals he was required to lose 20kg for The Force Awakens only to find out he had a small cameo

He’s known for his internationally acclaimed role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.

And after returning to the franchise after 32 years in 2015 for The Force Awakens, on Sunday, Mark Hamill revealed he was required to shed the pounds for his minute appearance.

Speaking to Stellar magazine, the 66-year-old said he was shocked to read how small his part was after losing 20kg by working hard at the gym and abiding by major dietary restrictions.

Hard work: On Sunday, Mark Hamill revealed he lost 20kg for his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

They called it physical training…which is a euphemism for torture,’ he said.

‘And they changed my diet. No sugar, no dairy, no bread, no fun. Basically if it tastes good, don’t eat it. I lost around 20kg. My wife was thrilled.’

But Mark was left shocked after his year of hard work and food restrictions landed him a small cameo of ‘removing a hood’.

 

Happy wife, happy life? ‘And they changed my diet. No sugar, no dairy, no bread, no fun. Basically if it tastes good, don’t eat it. I lost around 20kg. My wife was thrilled’

‘I literally get to the last page, and I said: “I trained for 50 weeks to revolve and remove a hood?” I mean, I could be the size of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now with the robes that they have,’ he confessed.

Ensuring he played a bigger role in the latest installment The Last Jedi, last week Mark told Disney Rewards Magazine that the film will delight fans with some ‘jaw-dropping surprises’.

Speaking to the publication, the Hollywood star said the biggest challenge for him was between the time of Return Of The Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Not happy: ‘I literally get to the last page, and I said: “I trained for 50 weeks to revolve and remove a hood?” I mean, I could be the size of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now with the robes that they have’

‘I had to know what had happened to Luke during those years,’ he said.

‘I had to glean decades of backstory from the script. And some of it I had to make up for myself. I had to know what he went through during that time,’ he said.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas on December 15.

Latest Installment: Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas on December 15