To celebrate his son Nathan’s birthday, Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill shares a photo of him playing inside R2-D2 on the set of Star Wars.
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill has shared an adorable behind-the-scenes photo of his son on the set. Although Hamill has largely worked as a voice actor in recent years, the actor is still best known for originating the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise. Alongside Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, he took the world by storm in 1977’s Star Wars, later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Although Hamill reprised the role in the follow-up films Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he did not return for the prequel trilogy, as it follows the events that led to the birth of his character. However, he returned to hold a major role in the new Star Wars trilogy that began with The Force Awakens in 2015. His character has also become a major player in the live-action Star Wars universe on Disney+, appearing in both the finale of The Mandalorian season 2 and two episodes of the 2022 limited series The Book of Boba Fett, which followed the life of the notorious bounty hunter after the events of Return of the Jedi.