The Star Wars universe is so complex that many things go unnoticed when we watch the movies, because nobody pays atention to small details. Each one has behind it a bigger story than the one it’s shown on the big screen without an exception. The original script went through a serie of changes to of what we know today. It all began as a thirteen-page treatise in which Lucas made a remake of a tape that already existed called The Hidden Fortress.
These are 20 curious facts about Star Wars that are definitely going to surprise you. After reading them you will want to investigate more about the saga and the books. What excites us is that not only the history of the story is interesting but also what happened behind the scenes in the making of the films.
Never talk bad about your job
Did you know that the actor who played the character Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first films, Alec Guiness, thought they were "fairytale junk." Although he still got 2% gross revenue from the box office. A sum that eventually reached 95 million dollars.
Don't underestimate your work
Harrison Ford only charged $ 10,000 for his performance in Episode IV. Surely after seeing the success of the film he wanted to renegotiate his contract.
Very uncomfortable boots
The actor who played Moff Tarkin, Peter Cushing, wore sneakers in almost all of his scenes because the costume boots were very uncomfortable.
Holding your breath is bad
On the part of the trash compactor Mark Hamill had to hold his breath so long that he broke a blood vessel on one side of his face. To avoid being seen the cameramen shooting angle in the rest of the scene.
The Tatooine planet
The Tatooine buildings that were built in Tunis are still standing and are used by the locals.
The original name of Luke Skywalker was Luke Starkiller but they changed it when starting the shooting.