Mark Hamill Planned To Use His Real Phone Number in a Scene in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE


It’s been revealed that during the trash compactor scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, Mark Hamill planned to use his actual real phone number.

In the scene, Hamill’s Luke Skywalker recites a number of digits… 326-3827 when reading a serial number to C-3PO. This is the moment where Hamill wanted to incorporate his phone number. We don’t know if this was Hamill’s actual phone number or if they ended up swapping it out in post. But, it definitely looks like a phone number.

The information came from an interview with Hamill that was shared on Twitter by Jordan D. White, the senior editor of the X-Men comics at Marvel. Hamill shared the following:

“Then, of course, there is that famous fight between me and Harrison. In the scene where we’re trying to get out of the garbage masher, I was supposed to say, ‘Threepio, open the…,’ and give this long serial number. So I had planned all along to say, ‘2–,’ so my own number would be forever preserved on film. But the way the scene was blocked the day of, I wasn’t near the door — so Harrison got to say the line and he started doing his number and that really burned me up. I said to him, ‘Come on, say mine, I thought of it!’ But he kept doing his own and I got madder. Finally, Harrison read my number and said, ‘Happy now, you big baby?’ And I laughed because I felt busted ’cause I’d been acting like a two-year-old.”

So, he did film a scene where he did give his phone number, we just don’t know if that was the scene that ended up in the film. I doubt that anyone tried to call it when the movie was released.


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