Milk In Star Wars: Much Has Changed In 42-Years
A couple of months ago, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) told the world via Twitter the blue milk in 1977’s Star Wars “literally made me gag.”
Blue milk was "Long Life" milk (used by campers because no refrigeration is needed) w/ blue food coloring. Oily, warm & slightly sweet, it literally made me gag, but I was determined to drink it on-camera. It was an acting challenge to appear as though I enjoyed it. ? #TrueStory https://t.co/L9XNJXxsU7
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 9, 2019
Back In The Day Cafe
Well, 42 years later, it seems as if tastes have changed (although you wouldn’t know it from his photo).
"Note to self: Remember you're on-camera & Disney signs your paychecks."
(Honestly though: the warm, oily, sickly-sweet milk dyed blue from the movie was gag-inducing ?-while this frosty non-dairy drink tasted like a yummy fruit smoothie. ? #GotBlueMilk? https://t.co/C4Qx1iFfMq
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 28, 2019
Hamill Rulez Twitter
Honestly, Hamill “wins” Twitter pretty much every day. But the story beyond the tweet is pretty awesome.
Mark Hamill recalled how the first version of the beverage was extended shelf-life milk typically brought along for camping trips. The scene was filmed in the primarily outdoor setting of Luke’s home, so they probably didn’t have fridges handy. He stuck to the bit and drank it on camera, but it was a memorably unpleasant experience for him. Take a look at the scene below:
What’s crazy is they are drinking them from white cups, making the presence of blue milk less obvious! You’d think there had to be some alternative instead of torturing young Mark Hamill? Of course, it’s paid off since as the drink is now an iconic part of the Star Wars universe. The blue milk available at Disneyland has evolved into a much more appetizing refreshment since the rice and coconut based milkshake has a blend of pineapple, dragonfruit and melon flavors.
The conversation stemmed from Mark Hamill revealing the green milk he drinks in The Last Jedi was actually regular coconut water, turned green in post-production. And he clearly enjoyed it more than the blue milk. At Disneyland, green milk is a more unique choice than the blue option, since citrus flavors are blended with floral notes.
Tweet, Tweet Some More
Today, Epic Stream broke down the more recent post:
It’s a hilarious caption for the image indeed and a constant reminder that things have certainly changed since A New Hope. Luckily, Hamill will not have to suffer through another glass of the strange-tasting milk he had back in 1977.
In case you were wondering, the blue milk can be served with alcohol at Galaxy’s Edge. The Milk Stand offers the tropical-flavored blue milk spiked with Bacardi for $14. If you’re looking for something citrusy, you can get some green milk with Corazon Blanco tequila for the same price. However, if milk isn’t your thing, there are several other options at the Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World.
Hamill will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20.
Meanwhile, we wonder if Mark will simply opt for the green stuff from now on: