Mark Hamill's role as Luke Skywalker was pretty brief in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, it was so small that Mark Hamill apparently found something else to help keep him busy as he actually has an additional uncredited role in the film. Eagle-eyed viewers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have seen Mark Hamill's name in the credits twice. Recently, the actor was asked about his second role as an alien creature, and he talked about his love for the work of motion capture artists like Andy Serkis, and the fact that The Last Jedi wasn't the first time he had done it. According to Hamill...
Listen, I'm a huge fan of Andy [Serkis] and all these people that do motion capture. I did a little in a game that's coming up next year. I said to Rian, 'Is there anything I could do to do a motion capture character?' And I said -- I think I remember saying -- because I've done other things --- (whispers) I have lines in Force Awakens, but it's unbilled, it's uncredited, uncompensated, just because it's so much fun.
The fact that Mark Hamill has lines in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is something of a big deal considering the actor never says a word in the few seconds that Luke Skywalker is on screen. Mark Hamill didn't reveal during the special BAFTA Q&A which character he voiced in the first new Star Wars movie. It would probably make sense to look at places like Maz Kanata's bar as that was a location where a lot of different alien creatures appeared.
In the first case, Mark Hamill's role was uncredited so we didn't even know he played the additional role. The cat was let out of the bag this time, however, and Hamill ended up confirming which alien he played. The character was named Dobbu Scay in the credits but since the character was never referred to by name it wasn't clear who he was. Apparently, Rian Johnson decided Hamill should voice the little drunk alien on Canto Bight who thinks BB-8 is a slot machine.
So, he picked out that character in the casino; you know, this drunk feeding coins into BB-8. I wanted to keep it a secret. This guy [Johnson] billed me, and I didn't see it go by the first time round.
While Mark Hamill thought he'd survived without being credited this time around, that wasn't the case and those of us who like to watch credits at the end of movies all probably noticed his name. It will be interesting to see how many times Mark Hamil's name ends up in the credits of Star Wars: Episode IX because we all have to wonder if he'll be there at all.