Blast It Biggs! Where Are You? Garrick Hagon on his Curtailed Role In Star Wars

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For Star Wars Day, May The Fourth, our friend Jamie Benning has released another of his shorter form Filmumentaries, this time based around an interview with Garrick Hagon, the actor who played Luke Skywalker’s best friend from Tattooine, Biggs Darklighter.

As we all know, Hagon’s role was drastically cut back, George Lucas feeling the Anchorhead based scene slowed the fast paced flow of Star Wars. Hagon ended up reduced to a fiery death in the dog fight above the Death Star.Garrick Hagon’s recollections play out over the deleted footage and some cool behind the scenes details. Look out for the cute animation as he recalls taking an lay-off day’s horse ride along the beach at Djerba.

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