Mark Hamill Thinks STAR WARS Secrecy Can Be “Out of Control”

But it's for your benefit.

Mark Hamill opened the Star Wars Celebration Europe convention with an hour long Q&A where fans had the chance to ask the Jedi Master questions about everything except Episode VIII, which he is contractually obligated to shut up about. 

But that doesn't mean people couldn't ask him about that very same secrecy! Hamill, who is a fanboy himself, had a pretty relatable answer when someone asked him if the high security bugged him. 

"It can be annoying and intrusive," he admitted. "You get the call sheets and there are no names - only numbers! I really loved number 21's work on their previous film."

But at the same time he understands it. 

"They’re not doing it to annoy you, they just want the surprise to be in the movie theater, not the internet," he explained. "You don’t want to know what you’re getting for your birthday! I had two sisters who used to go up to my parent’s closet and tell me, ‘You’re getting a Beanie and Cecil board game for your birthday.’ I was like, 'Why did you tell me!'"

"It’s for your viewing pleasure that we do this," he added.

Still, he finds the secrecy can make it harder on him as an actor. 

"It can get out of control with the pages that get shredded," he said. "I need a script you can write on and take home and read! So they let me have a scene I can keep."