Before he accepted the role of Jedi Knight in hiding Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guinness called the story “fairy-tale rubbish” in a letter to a friend. Once filming started he actually loved his role but worried about it dominating his acting legacy. After his character died in the original “Star Wars,” Guinness may have thought his work in the series was done. However, Lucas brought him back as a ‘Force projection’ in the second movie, “The Empire Strikes Back.” The total time Guinness spent recording his performances for the sequel was less than one day.
In the 100 days of Star Wars trivia series, we share 100 unique facts about the Star Wars franchise as we count down the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.