During the week, a story circulated online that Mark Hamill had a near-death experience during his time off the coast of Kerry for the filming of The Force Awakens.
It goes that Hamill almost fell off a cliff on Skellig Michael, but was rescued thanks to the quick-thinking of one of the guides on the remote island. As Hamill puts it, however, it's not true. Not even a little.
"Fabricated stories contain a seed of truth. Didn't so much as stub a toe on Skellig Michael," explained Hamill via Twitter.
This story is completely untrue. Don't know how this story got started, but filming went splendidly, thanks. https://t.co/xwoliRV51L
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 17, 2015
Well that's good to hear, right? Considering that Harrison Ford BROKE A HIP during the filming of The Force Awakens and then had a plane crash afterwards, you'd almost think the production or cast were (gasp) cursed.
No, of course not. Still, good to hear that Mark Hamill's keeping well and enjoyed his time in Ireland.
As it stands, Episode VIII has wrapped shooting on Skellig Michael with Rian Johnson directing and a crew of around 100 leaving the island on Friday. There's no word yet if they'll be back on the island for reshoots or anything else, but it seems clear that Skellig Michael's well and truly a part of the Star Wars universe.