The franchise veteran reprised his Jedi role for an eye-popping finale in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster, appearing briefly in a scene on a remote island with Daisy Ridley's character Rey.
"But, I think there are much bigger surprises in The Last Jedi", Hamill teased Thursday. "I don't know what it is, I just think they (fans) see me and go, 'Finn wouldn't be here, so that's not him'". "(He was) not particularly happy with how little he was in it".
"I thought, 'This is the most elaborate entrance of my career, '" Hamill recalled. "Everybody talks about me for two hours", Hamill laughed, calling the final reveal "a shock". "I'm reading it and I kept marking down, 'The sword of Skywalker is too powerful, Skywalker must be stopped.everybody's talking about me!' It was a shock".
Following the release next month of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, heroes Rey and Rose Tico will remain in the spotlight with a pair of variant covers for Marvel's Star Wars comics. In fact, I think the most important line... "I hadn't read the script, but from what I could tell, it was really nice people involved, so I was just like, 'Awesome, '" she said.
Boyega isn't the only star who isn't really recognized in public - actress Saoirse Ronan recently chose to join fans for a theater screening of her acclaimed new movie Lady Bird, only to be completely ignored.
Hamill also said of the new Star Wars movies, "These films now are being made by people that were children when the first films came out".
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega is still able to make late night runs to his local liquor store in his bathrobe because he is rarely recognized in public.