Head on over to Parade as Mark Hamill discusses the legacy of Star Wars and his experiences with the saga over the past forty years.

I love the multigenerational appeal of the movies. Kids who grew up with the original trilogy are now adults passing their love of Star Wars down to their kids. For me, it’s been a relief to come back and show young people the way I look now. For years, parents have been pushing their children toward me at airports saying, “Look! It’s Luke Skywalker!” and all the kids see is this elderly man and they don’t understand. It’s healthy for kids to see us the way we are now. It’s also better for me. I didn’t want to spend my senior citizen years frightening young children.

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