Speaking during last weekend’s Comic-Con@Home What We Do In The Shadows panel, co-producers Stefani Robinson and Paul Simms inevitably touched upon one of the shows great cameos, Mark Hamill in the 6th episode of season 2. While it may appear that his scene was carefully prepared and planned, it was far more off-the-cuff than that.

“That was one of those things that I think happened on set, if I’m not mistaken,” Robinson said. “It was the stunt coordinators who came up with it while they were rehearsing, and I think maybe it was a little bit of the director Yana [Gorskaya], who did an awesome job directing that episode. That was something that was designed for that specific space when they were sort of blocking it all out.”

Simms added, “I think when we originally blocked it all out, we were just trying think of all the ways they could fight. We thought, ‘Oh, then maybe they’ll hit pool cues at each other.’ And then when it was on the day, and we were shooting it, and you saw Mark Hamill pick up the pool cue, everyone on set went ‘Oh my god!’”

Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) (Star Wars: The High Republic)
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