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It’s been over 40 years since Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker first sipped blue milk on screen for Star Wars: A New Hope. Now it may be a trendy beverage for Disneyland guests to enjoy for $7.99 at the newly-opened Galaxy’s Edge, but Hamill still remembers its less-than-glamorous origins.
One fan asked the actor on Twitter if he remembered how blue milk tasted like in the galaxy’s introduction to the drink in 1977… and he went into grave detail. Check it out:
Disney should hire him for Galaxy Edge commercials… if they never want anyone to buy blue milk again! Mark Hamill recalled how the first version of the beverage was extended shelf life milk typically brought along for camping trips. The scene was filmed in the primarily outdoor setting of Luke’s home, so they probably didn’t have fridges handy. He stuck to the bit and drank it on camera, but it was a memorably unpleasant experience for him. Take a look at the scene below:
What’s crazy is they are drinking them from white cups, making the presence of blue milk less obvious! You’d think there had to be some alternative instead of torturing young Mark Hamill? Of course, it’s paid off since as the drink is now an iconic part of the Star Wars universe. The blue milk available at Disneyland has evolved into a much more appetizing refreshment since the rice and coconut based milkshake has a blend of pineapple, dragonfruit and melon flavors.
The conversation stemmed from Mark Hamill revealing the green milk he drinks in The Last Jedi was actually regular coconut water, turned green in post-production. And he clearly enjoyed it more than the blue milk. At Disneyland, green milk is a more unique choice than the blue option, since citrus flavors are blended with floral notes. CinemaBlend’s own Dirk Libbey named green milk his personal favorite of the two when he visited Batuu.
As fans rush to Disneyland’s popular new Star Wars-themed land, their thirst for a conclusion to the Skywalker saga will also soon be quenched with Rise of Skywalker. The ninth episode will see the return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran, along with Billy Dee Williams’ Lando, Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine and the late Carrie Fisher’s Leia also returning to the cast. New characters will be played by Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan and Naomi Ackie.
Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.