That Time Mark Hamill Told Schwarzenegger to Lose the Accent

Good thing he didn’t listen to you, Mark

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Apparently, Mark Hamill is no Yoda when it comes to dishing out career guidance. Would you believe that the “Star Wars” legend once suggested Arnold Schwarzenegger ditch his Austrian accent and change his hard-to-pronounce last name?

“#True story,” Hamill tweeted Saturday.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out,” Hamill explained on Twitter. “I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER.”

It’s a good thing Schwarzenegger, 1) didn’t listen to Hamill, and 2) was a good sport about it.

“Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then,” the Governator replied. “I just happen to be a rule-breaker.”

Last month, it was announced that Hamill would return to play Luke Skywalker one last time in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” and would be joined by fellow original trilogy castmate Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December 2016, will appear in the film as Leia through unused footage from the 2015 film “The Force Awakens.”

Production on “Episode IX” is currently underway, with a release set for December 2019.