AceShowbiz - Mark Hamill has admitted he advised Arnold Schwarzenegger at the start of his acting career to "lose his accent" and "change his last name".
The Star Wars icon revealed the terrible recommendations he gave to the Austrian-born star when he was just starting out in Hollywood in a post on Twitter on Saturday, August 11.
"Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out," Hamill wrote. "I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER".
Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting out. I told him to lose his accent for a wider range of roles & to change his last name since no one could pronounce it. He did the opposite & became one of the biggest stars EVER😳#TrueStoryhttps://t.co/6HMs1PNDsu— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 11, 2018
However, Schwarzenegger had no hard feelings towards the 66-year-old.
"Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then," The Terminator star replied. "I just happen to be a rule-breaker".
Your advice was absolutely correct under any normal circumstances, and those were the rules back then. I just happen to be a rule-breaker. https://t.co/d4UZ0DCWxi— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 11, 2018
It's not the first time Hamill's advice has landed him in trouble.
The star, who plays Luke Skywalker in the iconic sci-fi saga, openly criticised the way director Rian Johnson developed the Jedi Master in the latest film of the franchise, The Last Jedi.
"I at one point had to say to Rian, 'I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you've made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you've created and do my best to realise your vision'," he said in an interview with Vanity Fair last year (17).
However, he told Entertainment Tonight earlier this year that he regretted airing his grievances in public.
"That should remain in the rehearsal process. That should be between the screenwriter and the director and I regret saying that out loud. I said it before I saw the whole movie put together," Hamill explained.