Harrison Ford ‘Got So Mad’ He Tried to Destroy the Millennium Falcon While Filming ‘Star Wars’

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford became good friends while filming the first three Star Wars movies. And according to Hamill, he would often be the only one who would get Ford laughing when he was in a bad mood. In a 2015 interview, Hamill revealed that Ford was once so angry, he tried to destroy a Millennium Falcon set.

Harrison Ford in 'Star Wars'
Harrison Ford in ‘Star Wars’ | FilmPublicityArchive / Getty Images

Star Wars stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill remain friends

Hamill and Ford filmed three Star Wars movies together over six years. The actors developed a good relationship behind the scenes, and they still praise each other today.

In an interview in February 2020 with Jake takes, Ford responded to a tweet sent out by Hamill, who read, “Ask him if he was born cool or if that came later.” Ford joked that it was Hamill who turned him into a cool guy.

“When I met Mark Hamill, I learned how to be cool,” Ford said. “It’s very simple. He is a very sweet man. ”

'Star Wars' Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will attend Star Wars 1 Celebration Day on April 13, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photos by PhGustavo Caballero / Getty

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Mark Hamill once revealed how Harrison Ford became angry and brought a saw to the set

In an interview in 2015 with Empire, Hamill revealed that he was the closest to Ford while filming the Star Wars trilogy. And he remembered an incident where Ford became angry and tried to destroy a Millennium Falcon set.

“Have you heard of Harrison taking a saw to Millennium Falcon because he was so crazy? Hamill said. “People were coming up to me, going, ‘You have to stop Harrison, he sees the Hawk. ‘It was made of wood, and he just took a saw to it. ‘”

“I love Harrison,” he continued. “I stopped him because I can laugh when he gets mad, mad. And I had no part in it. He was with Carrie, and I was still hanging out with Yoda. It’s funny. I told him, ‘If you ever play anyone’s fault, you win an Oscar. ‘”

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels in 'The Empire Strikes Back'
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ | Lucasfilm / Sunset Boulevard / Corbis through Getty Images

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But he noted that his ‘Star Wars’ co-star also has a secret funny side

Ford may come over as a brood. But according to Hamill, he has a funny side that only allows him to see his close friends.

“He has this special way of wanting to be seen, and I think that’s too bad because he’s so funny,” Hamill told Empire. “It’s full of humor.”

Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill in 'Return of the Jedi'
Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill in ‘Return of the Jedi’ | Lucasfilm

The actor then revealed how the two enjoyed bad disco songs together. And they would have dressing room dance parties when no one was watching.

“This disco song that goes, ‘More, more, more, how it looks like, how it looks like’, remember that? ”Returned Hamill. “We used to love really bad pop songs, so when that song came along, I would run and turn it. And he would have come into my dressing room and started dancing – But the minute someone comes to the door, he stops dead and stands there [seriously saying] ‘Yeah, OK, I’ll be down to the set in a minute.’ As soon as the door closes, it’s, ‘Get the action!’. It would only surround me. ”

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