Mark Hamill: George Lucas was a victim of his own success
Speaking to Digital Spy, the actor, who played Luke Skywalker in the franchise, said Lucas wasn't able to make low-budget features, such as his earlier works like American Graffiti, because of the success of Star Wars.
"I remember a time when George was talking about wanting to reidentify himself with young filmmakers with smaller, more modestly budgeted films," commented Hamill. "I don't know what happened to that because now he's doing a [Star Wars] cartoon series, he's going to do a live-action TV series, this is what I've heard."
He added that when they were making Star Wars, the actor and Lucas would often head out for a burger and a drink but noted: "It's totally changed. I think he's no longer able to move among us mere mortals."
Hamill, who has played the Joker in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, will next appear in Minkow and Conan: Red Nails.