Actor Mark Hamill shared a photo celebrating the 62nd birthday of late actor Alec Guinness from his Star Wars days and remembered the old days.
A picture was taken on set celebrating the 62nd birthday of legendary actor Alec Guinness went viral while the film crew was filming Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) in Tunisia in 1976. In the photo, Mark Hamill, George Lucas, and Gary Kurtz were raised warm champagne for the legendary actor, Alec Guinness.
Here’s what Mark Hamill wrote:
“While shooting on location for the original #StarWars in Tunisia-North Africa, Gary Kurtz, George Lucas & I raised a styrofoam cup half-filled with warm champagne to toast Alec Guinness on his 62nd birthday. That was on Friday, April 2nd 1976. (I Googled it)”
On the other hand, produced with a budget of US $11 million and released on May 25, 1977, the film became one of the most successful of all time, earning $215 million in the United States and $337 million overseas during its original theatrical release, as well as winning several film awards, including 10 Academy Award nominations.
An IG user commented:
“Would love to sip warm champagne with these legends.”
“Sir Alex Guinness was the only one who didn’t complain about the heat and kept it professional. What an icon.”
See the Instagram post below.