Star Wars’ Mark Hamill is Currently in Prague
Now, there’s another famous face in Prague: none other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mr. Mark Hamill.
The Star Wars actor, who most recently appeared in the iconic role in last year’s hit Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealed his current location to fans via Twitter earlier this weekend.
Hamill, who has nearly 3 million followers on Twitter, originally asked fans to guess where he had arrived based on a few photographic clues:
For Prague locals, one of the photos was a dead giveaway: Kranner's Fountain, the famed monument to Emperor František I by Smetanovo nábreží in central Prague.
A day after followers correctly guessed his location, Hamill confirmed the location with a few more pics:
Why is Mark Hamill in Prague?
While filming on Star Wars: Episode XI, in which the actor is scheduled to appear, is slated to begin soon, it’s safe to say that it won’t shooting in the Czech capital.
Hashtagging his photos #MagicalMillieTour, it appears that Hamill may just be on vacation in Prague (and possibly other European cities) in advance of shooting the next Star Wars installment at London’s Pinewood Studios.
While Hamill is now getting attention for being in Prague, the actor nearly made a splash in the Czech capital 35 years ago. Did you know that Hamill played Mozart in the Broadway version of Amadeus, and even participated in auditions with Czech director Miloš Forman in advance of the film version?
Ultimately, Forman cast then-unknown actor Tom Hulce in lead role of the Oscar-winning movie, which remains one of the most famous Hollywood productions to shoot in Prague.
Lead photo via Twitter / @HamillHimself