Star Wars original Mark Hamill has swapped his trademark Luke Skywalker light saber for the confined spaces of storm trooper garb to prank hundreds of unsuspecting tourists in Hollywood.
The 64-year-old actor, who will reprise his part as Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, pulled on the armoured disguise and strolled along Hollywood Blvd, stopping to chat along the way and take photos.
But the trickery was not just for laugh, the stunt was for a good cause— to market the Star Wars Force of Change initiative, a competition for individuals to win a spot at the premiere of the new sci-fi sequel in exchange for charity donations.
“The final time I anyone saw me in a storm trooper outfit was when we rescued the princess on the Death Star,” Hamill mentioned in a video posted on the internet, which has been viewed a lot more than 800,000 instances.
To support spread the word of the competition, he walked the well-known tourist strip dressed as the storm trooper.
Along the way he met “wanna-be” Star Wars actors which includes Chewbacca, other storm troopers and Darth Vader himself.
“You can win four tickets to the premiere… all you have to do is donate to Force for Alter,” Hamill told Darth Vader.
Vader stopped his deep breathing and replied: “That sounds like a quite worthy result in.”
Little did the Star Wars fans know, the man behind the suit was in fact the original Luke Skywalker.
The video shows Hamill quit to take on a man dressed as Skywalker in a gun versus light saber battle, before trying to get a telephone charger and board a bus.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres on December 14, 2015.
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