Behind the Scenes 'Star Wars' Photo in Tunisia
Tunisia famously played the part of Tatooine in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, so much so that the location has actually become a bit of a tourist attraction these days since some of the sets used in production are still there.
In this behind the scenes photo taken during their time filming in the desert country, Mark Hamill and Alec Guinness sit together alongside other crew. The little girl in Mark’s lap is producer Gary Kurtz’s daughter, Tiffany.
Interestingly enough, Guinness wasn’t to excited about the whole ‘Star Wars’ thing. The following is a contemporary letter of his written to a friend:
My dear Anne,
I have returned to London this evening for my stint at the studio for the rest of the week. Can't say I'm enjoying the film — new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wages of pink paper — and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable. I just think, thankfully, of the lovely bread, which will help me keep going until next April even if 'Yahoo' collapses in a week.
I must off to studio and work with a dwarf (very sweet, — and he has to wash in a bidet) and your fellow countrymen Mark Hamill and Tennyson (that can't be right) Ford — Ellison (? — No!*) — well, a rangy, languid young man who is probably intelligent and amusing. But Oh, God, God, they make me feel ninety — and treat me as if I was 106.
*Harrison Ford — ever heard of him?