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Now that production on Star Wars: Episode 8 has come to an end, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill can return to their lives of leisure off from the galaxy far, far away. For most of the cast that will simply involve putting up their feet or going on a long holiday, but the first thing that Mark Hamill did was shave off the facial fuzz that he's been forced to wear for close to 16 months.
Rather than just showing off a picture of his face without a beard, Mark Hamill decided to film himself being shaved so that the entire world could be part of the experience. And boy does he look handsome without it. You can check out the Twitter video of his transformation below:
Of course, Mark Hamill has been forced to don a beard for the best part of a year and a half because of his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. As we learned in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker has been in exile for several years after Ben Solo, Han Solo and Leia Organa's son, embraced the dark side, took on the name of Kylo Ren, subsequently becoming the commander of the First Order.
By the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after R2-D2 had awoken from his poorly timed, preposterously long nap, Daisy Ridley's Rey learns that Luke Skywalker is currently ruminating on the aquatic planet of Ahch-To, which she immediately travels to. The Force Awakens concludes with Rey presenting Luke Skywalker with his old lightsaber, while it's assumed that this is exactly how Star Wars: Episode 8 will kick off, too.
In fact, back in February, when production on Star Wars: Episode 8 began, writer and director Rian Johnson celebrated the start of filming by uploading a video of Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill filming on Skellig Michael. Of course, at the time, Mark Hamill was still boasting his magnificent beard, which you can see in all of it glory by watching the footage from Star Wars: Episode 8 below.
We've still got quite a while to wait until Star Wars: Episode 8 is finally released, as it will only be with us on December 15, 2017. Before then, we have the first of the Star Wars Anthology films in the shape of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will be released on December 16 later this year, to look forward as well, while it's been widely reported that the first trailer for Episode 8 will premiere alongside this film, too.