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Mark Hamill shares throwback snap of him holding hands with Harrison Ford

Mark Hamill shares throwback snap of him holding hands with Harrison Ford on the set of the first Star Wars movie

Mark Hamill took a trip down Memory Lane on Sunday evening, sharing a behind-the-scenes snap from the first Star Wars movie.

The 69-year-old actor shared a black-and-white behind-the-scenes shot from the set of 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV –  A New Hope on his Instagram Sunday evening.

The snap captured, according to Hamill, was one of the few times that he ‘held hands’ with his 78-year-old co-star during the production.

Memory lane: Mark Hamill took a trip down Memory Lane on Sunday evening, sharing a behind-the-scenes snap from the first Star Wars movie

Behind-the-scenes: The 69-year-old actor shared a black-and-white behind-the-scenes shot from the set of 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope on his Instagram Sunday evening

Behind-the-scenes: The 69-year-old actor shared a black-and-white behind-the-scenes shot from the set of 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope on his Instagram Sunday evening

‘It was Harrison’s idea to hold hands so our movements would be consistent & Carrie’s eye line would match up,’ Hamill began in his Instagram caption.

‘Other than this moment, we hardly ever held hands,’ Hamill added, along with the hashtag #TrueStory.

The snap was taken seemingly during rehearsals for one of the movie’s final scenes, after the iconic Battle of Yavin.

Harrison's idea: 'It was Harrison's idea to hold hands so our movements would be consistent & Carrie's eye line would match up,' Hamill began in his Instagram caption

Harrison’s idea: ‘It was Harrison’s idea to hold hands so our movements would be consistent & Carrie’s eye line would match up,’ Hamill began in his Instagram caption

This scene featured Hamill’s Luke Skywalker and Ford’s Han Solo as they received medals for their valor during the Battle of Yavin, from Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).

After receiving their medals, the heroic duo turn to the crowd and receive a hero’s welcome as the first film  in the Star Wars saga comes to a close.

Both Hamill and Ford were virtual unknowns before Star Wars was released in May 1977, making them both household names overnight.

Medals: This scene featured Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Ford's Han Solo as they received medals for their valor during the Battle of Yavin, from Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)

Medals: This scene featured Hamill’s Luke Skywalker and Ford’s Han Solo as they received medals for their valor during the Battle of Yavin, from Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)

The original Star Wars movie broke Jaws’ box office record, holding the title of highest-grossing movie of all time for several years, until it was broken by E.T. in 1983.

The original trilogy ‘special edition’ films were released in 1997, which added more to its tally as it took back the highest-grossing record.

It would be unseated later that year when Titanic hit theaters, becoming the first movie to earn over $600 million at the domestic box office. 

Record: The original Star Wars movie broke Jaws' box office record, holding the title of highest-grossing movie of all time for several years, until it was broken by E.T. in 1983

Record: The original Star Wars movie broke Jaws’ box office record, holding the title of highest-grossing movie of all time for several years, until it was broken by E.T. in 1983

Both Hamill and Ford, along with Fisher, returned for the 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back and the final film of the trilogy, 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

While neither of the actors returned for the prequel trilogy, they both reprised their iconic roles in 2015’s The Force Awakens.

Hamill’s Luke Skywalker also returned for 2017’s The Last Jedi and 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker as well.

Sequels: Both Hamill and Ford, along with Fisher, returned for the 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back and the final film of the trilogy, 1983's Return of the Jedi

Sequels: Both Hamill and Ford, along with Fisher, returned for the 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back and the final film of the trilogy, 1983’s Return of the Jedi

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