“I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.”
Mark Hamill regrets criticizing The Last Jedi’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker.
In several interviews throughout The Last Jedi’s press tour, Hamill revealed he didn’t quite agree with how writer-director Rian Johnson handled Luke in the film. However, Hamill has now issued an apology on Twitter saying he should have kept his thoughts and doubts private.
“I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public,” Hamill tweeted. “Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make good movie. I got more than that- @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one! #HumbledHamill”
Hamill’s recent remarks seem, at least partially, in response to an IMDB interview he did, where Hamill admitted he had a difficult time accepting Johnson’s vision for Luke but has since realized the director made the right creative choices in the end.
“I’ve had trouble accepting what [Rian Johnson] saw for Luke but again, I mean, I have to say, having seen the movie I was wrong,” Hamill said. “I think being pushed out of your comfort zone is a good thing because if I was just another benevolent Jedi training young padawans, we’ve seen it!”
Earlier this month, Johnson responded to the fan backlash The Last Jedi has been receiving. In the filmmaker’s opinion, while he doesn’t want to divide fans he still believes it’s important to have these discussions about The Last Jedi in order for Star Wars to grow.
For more on The Last Jedi, read IGN’s review. Also check out our explanation of a certain Leia scene in The Last Jedi and take a look at how the film performed in its second weekend at the US box office.