Mark Hamill Makes A Surprise Appearance at Jason Reitman’s ‘Empire’ Live Read
Via Variety (photo courtesy of WireImage):
“Costumed characters dressed as Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots entertained fans outside the historic theater, while a fully-motorized R2-D2 posed for photos inside the lobby as John Williams’ classic theme music played in the background.
But it was the surprise appearance of beloved Star Wars icon Mark Hamill, reading the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, that brought the audience to its feet for a spontaneous standing ovation.
“I hope I pass the audition,” Hamill joked as the applause continued.
Another surprise cast member was Rainn Wilson, reading, or more accurately growling, the role of Chewbacca. Given his talent for improvisation, “The Office” star managed to give each separate roar and snarl its own distinct meaning.”
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