‘Star Wars’ Mark Hamill Just Revealed What He Was Really Eating on Dagobah in ‘Episode V’
Although the original Star Wars trilogy is over 40 years old, fans still have questions when watching. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill loves to answer fan questions, no matter how random they are. This week he revealed what he was eating when Luke Skywalker landed on Dagobah.
‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’: Luke Skywalker lands on Dagobah
After Skywalker and R2-D2 land in a swamp on Dagobah, the young Jedi hooks up the droid to his charging station.
“Now all I gotta do is find this Yoda if he even exists,” Skywalker says to R2-D2. “This is a really strange place to find a Jedi master. This place gives me the creeps.”
Then he takes a large bite of something crunchy, and says, “Still, there’s something familiar about this place. I don’t know. I feel like…”
Suddenly, Yoda jumps out and asks why Skywalker is there. The Jedi Master walks over and tastes a bit of the stick the human was trying to eat.
“Put that down. Hey, that’s my dinner,” Skywalker says as he grabs the hard stick and his tackle box of food. Yoda asks how the human could be so large eating food like that.
‘Star Wars’ Mark Hamill finally revealed what Skywalker was eating on Dagobah
Hamill is one of only a few Star Wars actors who are active on Twitter and Instagram. He and John Boyega (who portrays Finn) like to answer fan questions when they can.
“I always wanted to know what they gave you here to eat,” one fan asked on Twitter. “It looks like a taquito.”
The 68-year-old actor did not hesitate to retweet the photo and question with an answer.
“It was just a sesame breadstick,” Hamill tweeted. “There were also Tic Tacs in that box. I’m not joking. TIC TACS.”
The Empire Strikes Back had a larger budget than Star Wars: A New Hope — 18 million dollars versus 11 million dollars. However, that money was primarily spent on special effects and ensuring that the film looked like it was set in space. So, something small like the food on-screen was very low budget.
What did ‘Star Wars’ fans think Hamill was eating?
“Luke had it in his X-wing survival kit,” one fan commented. “It’s from the rebellion rations, so I always assumed it was some high-calorie energy bar.”
From this fan’s comment, it seems like the filmmakers did a decent job of leading viewers to believe that it was more than a sesame breadstick. Other fans thought it might be a granola bar or even a fish stick.
“I always secretly hoped it was a chicken taquito and that Yoda was later cooking charro beans in the hut,” another fan added.
While there will always be questions about all things in the galaxy far, far away, at least this one is now cleared up.