Acting veteran Mark Hamill, who will play Luke Skywalker in the hugely anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII has openly said that the secrecy surrounding the movie is “annoying”.
The sequel to The Force Awakens, which released in December 2015, is scheduled to be released in 2017. As in the case of all the other movies in the franchise, actors must sign contracts that prevent them from revealing any details about the movies.
"It can be annoying and intrusive," he says. "You get call sheets, there's no names, everybody's got a number! You're number 11. You're 33. You're looking at the call sheets wondering who's working today, and it's like, 'Oh, I loved 22's work. She's twice as good as 11.'"
The actor adds that his old age makes it more difficult to remember the lines he is assigned, describing himself as being in the “elderly recluse stage of his career.” Actors are usually not allowed to take the scripts home - but in Hamill’s case, he is allowed to keep one scene on him.
"I understand why they're doing it, but it can get really out of control with the pages that get shredded every day," he adds.
Will Star Wars secrecy be worth it in the end? Only time will tell…