bill-swift - April 19, 2013
Harrison Ford fake lost it on Jimmy Kimmel when confronted by his old sidekick Chewbacca. The video starts out with Ford telling Kimmel he can't discuss Star Wars at all. When they go to the audience for questions, Star Wars fans have nothing to say. Then Chewbacca comes to the mic and things get heated. It's pretty darn funny and all but it did make me think about the mixed feelings Ford, Hamill, and Fisher must feel for Star Wars. On the one hand they would be nobody without these films that they made in their 20's 35 years ago. Not only did it launch their careers but it has made them immortal. We are on 4 generations of Star Wars fans. But they don't even own the rights to their own faces. Every time they look in the mirror they owe Lucasfilm/Disney some cash. Also it is ALL anyone wants to talk about, or in Ford's case that and Indiana Jones. Carrie Fisher is one of the most important screenplay punch-up writers in Hollywood and had a hit Broadway show last year. Hamill is a hugely prolific voice talent who has played everyone from the Joker to random commercial spokesmen. Ford has been in some truly great films. No one cares. It's all about Star Wars.
On the other hand they are all millionaires and stand to make a f*ck-ton off of the new Star Wars films, so screw them.