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Mark Hamill Was Contractually Obligated to Grow a Beard for ‘Star Wars’

Mark Hamill Was Contractually Obligated to Grow a Beard for ‘Star Wars’

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Star Wars fun fact for you guys! Mark Hamill was “contractually obligated” to grow facial hair for the new Star Wars film.

Hamill is reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in the latest installment, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and he has swapped his usual clean-cut look for a new shaggy bearded image.

The reason? Producers thought it would give his character more “gravitas”.

Hamill recently told press, “That is what I call my contractually obligated beard. Listen: I think they look fine on other people. It’s just not me. I mean, I never got used to it. But face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does bring a gravitas, perhaps unearned, but nevertheless, it makes a statement that they wanted to make, and I’m more than happy to oblige them.”

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