Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams share some anecdotes from the set, their characters and that of Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia.
Forty years old and still so cult, The Empire Strikes Back has not lost its luster. December 15, in the show Good Morning America , an unpublished video has been unveiled. This is a seven-minute making-of on the fifth installment of the saga Star wars released in 1980. From behind the scenes of the planet Hoth to the speaking engagements of Princess Leia, these new images are commented on by some members of the cast.
George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams lend their voices to this short making of. They evoke the characters of Luke, Lando, C-3PO but also the expectations around this project. A final sequence evokes the intensive training of several weeks of Mark Hamill in the mastery of the saber. Another character highlighted is that of Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia.
Some extracts show the actress who died on film sets rehearsing or having fun with Harrison Ford, the interpreter of Han Solo. “Carrie was so funny and amused everyone, says George Lucas. Princess Leia was able to stand up to her partners without looking silly. It was the most important aspect of his character. She had to be the boss. She was also smaller than the others, and she managed to impose herself wonderfully.“
The first appearance of Yoda, the first kiss between Han and Leia, the confrontation between Darth Vader and Luke, one of the biggest revelations in cinema. The Empire Strikes Back is not a cult movie for nothing. The film even continues to attract new curious people. This summer 2020, a remastered version had taken the lead at the American box office thanks to its distribution in 483 drive-in theaters that have spread to the United States.