Mark Hamill Talks About Star Wars, Knightfall and Beard Woes

Mark Hamill appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last night to talk about his role in History Channel’s fantasy drama, Knightfall.

Knightfall is set in the 14th century around the story of the historic Templar Knights. Hamill will join the cast as the battle hardened, Talus. The images that have come out have shown a very different side of the Star Wars actor that we have never seen. Apparently this process of turning Mark into the Talus took over an hour to create,

“It was terrible because they glued the beard on over my own beard,” said Hamill who then explained why he still had his own beard, “I had to keep the beard for something else.”

Kimmel quickly jumped on the opportunity to ask about the “other thing” he was doing that made him keep his beard, Hamill jokingly dodged the question but did say [with a WINK], “Well, it’s NDA, it’s a Non-disclosure agreement.”

“Im in that really calming lull between the time after you make the movie and before it comes out. They don’t want you to say anything and I’m good at that”, said Mark, “I love driving the Disney Executives crazy because what, are they going to fire me”.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens.

But the veteran actor seemed pleased with the opportunity to play such a different character in Talus,

“This character, one of the reasons I felt I had to do it was, it’s so out of my wheel-house. I don’t get offered these kind of epic dramas,” going on to say, “You know what I love about it is, when you’re finished and you look in the mirror Mark Hamill disappears. It’s very liberating to feel visually like a completely different person.”

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As a Mark Hamill fan and BEARDED Man myself, I was excited when the first images and trailers were released for the upcoming season. The mature person in me thought, “I am so happy to see my favorite actor on tv every week” where the NERD in me thought, “NOW I have a great cosplay idea for the next ComicCon!”

You can watch season 2 of Knightfall on History Channel when it premieres, March 25.

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