The Force — and the feels — are strong in Adam Scott. On May 4th, AKA ‘Star Wars’ Day, Luke Skywalker himself came out to surprise the ‘Big Little Lies’ star during an interview on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and Adam literally began shaking. Watch him meet his idol here!
Adam Scott, 44, might as well have been handed the plans for the Death Star on Thursday. The actor revealed to guest host Kristen Bell on Jimmy Kimmel Live that when he was just two years old, his biggest idol Mark Hamill broke his heart.
“I believe it was my second birthday party, and I believe it was Empire Strikes Back was coming out,” Adam told Kristen. “I mean, I remember everything about that whole season around when Empire Strikes Back came out, and so I wrote [Mark] a letter inviting him to my birthday party.”
Apparently he couldn’t make it — so instead, he showed up 42 years later to the set of the show, emerging from backstage carrying a lightsaber. So how would you feel meeting your idol? Well probably just like Adam did — he couldn’t stop shaking!
“No f—ing way!” he shouted as Mark came out swinging the lightsaber, then giving it to him and embracing him in a hug. “I’m sorry I missed your birthday,” Mark, 65, said to him. “I checked my diary and that week I had two other birthdays, a bar mitzvah, and a supermarket opening.”
“This is, this really is one of, one of the best moments of my life,” Adam answered. Honestly, who could blame him?