Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac reads out Obi-Wan Kenobi letter from 1977

Alec Guinness really wasn't impressed by the "rubbish dialogue" or his co-stars while filming Star Wars: A New Hope...


Turns out Ob-Wan Kenobi really was not having an out-of-this-world experience while filming Star Wars.


Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Damaron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, made a surprise appearance at a Letters Live event on Sunday to read out what Star Wars star Alec Guinness really thought about filming A New Hope in 1977.

In the letter to his friend Anne Kauffman, written during production, Guinness grumbled, “New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable.”


Guinness also called Harrison Ford a “languid man,” but wasn’t quite sure what his name was. He wrote that he was shooting a scene with “Mark Hamill and Tennyson (that can’t be right) Ford. Ellison? No! Well a rangy, languid man who is probably intelligent and amusing.”

Letters Live sees actors read out letters from famous figures to a live audience. Benedict Cumberbatch was also at the London event, reading out a letter from American author Mark Twain.


If we wait another 39 years, maybe we’ll find out what Oscar Isaac was really thinking when he filmed A Force Awakens…