Oscars 2018: Star Wars' Mark Hamill on why he'd rather watch from home
By Lauren Turner
He's going to the Oscars for the first time in four decades - but Star Wars' Mark Hamill says he'd rather be watching the ceremony in his pyjamas.
Hamill - Luke Skywalker in the films - last attended in 1978 when Star Wars: A New Hope was up for best picture. Speaking at the Oscar Wilde Awards, where he was being honoured, he said it was "much more fun" to watch from home.
Hamill, presenting an Oscar on Sunday, said he hopes the ceremony is "fun and light-hearted".He was speaking at the so-called Irish Oscars, where he was one of the honorees, along with Dunkirk actor Barry Keoghan, Home Alone and Schitt's Creek star Catherine O'Hara and Ray Donovan actress Paula Malcomson. On the green grass carpet (instead of a red one), he said he'd enjoyed all those years of "watching it in my pyjamas, saying 'look at her hair!'"
5th March 2018