Meet Star Wars Sound Guy: Kevin James
Based on a true story?
Sometimes, I just have no idea how this stuff ends up on the feed. But, when it does, and when it is as funny as “Star Wars: Sound Guy”; well, you just enjoy it and laugh.
Many of us remember (a dwindling number for sure), the first time we heard, “No, I am your father….” out of the voice modulator of Darth Vader in 1980.
Certainly, Kevin James is among that number, and his character — Sound Guy — certainly does.
On the Set of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
James posted this short on February 19 and teased:
Sound Guy discovers the dark truth that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Based on a true story.
Certainly, it’s a minute of Star Wars goodness. But Thank The Maker for comments on the Internet. The absolute best part of this entire thing is the below comment:
Which is true,
The script said Vader tells Luke that Obi-Wan Kenobi killed his father — which Hamill notes wouldn’t have been a bad twist either. “I thought, wow, Alec Guinness, this icon of virtue, is secretly a villain? That’s a great twist,” the actor says. “I didn’t see that coming.” Hamill wasn’t told the truth until moments before the scene was shot. “[Director Irvin Kershner] pulled me aside and, and said, ‘Look, I’m going to tell you something, and I know it and George knows it, so if it leaks, we’ll know it was you.… We’re going to dub in [the line] I am your father.’ I thought, ‘Oh my God, I was as shocked as the audience would later be. This is so primal, nothing could top Darth Vader being your father.”
— Kevin James (@KevinJames) February 19, 2020
However, the Obi-Wan story was purposefully leaked — in order to preserve the actual secret for audiences — and the rest is film history.
But I think maybe it’s funnier this way? IDK.