Unearthed Old Letter Reveals What Alec Guinness Really Thought Of 'Star Wars'
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It's no secret that when George Lucas first assembled his Star Wars cast in the 70s, most of them weren't fully on board with the idea.
Harrison Ford famously said to Lucas "George, you can type this shit, but you can't say it!" The film then went on to be nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
Another actor who wasn't a huge fan of the space epic was Alec Guinness. Although Obi-Wan Kenobi is now a legend of the franchise, the first actor to play him thought the dialogue was 'a bit rubbish.'
According to The Telegraph, these revelations were revealed in an unearthed letter dating back to 1977. In it he wrote: "Can't say I'm enjoying the film," before branding a then 35-year-old Harrison Ford a "languid young man".
Writing to his friend Anne Kauffman, Sir Alec Guinness continued: "New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable."
Strong words, luckily he was killed off two thirds into A New Hope anyway, so he didn't have to endure two more instalments of 'rubbish.'
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