Mark Hamill Talks Non-Disclosure Agreements And Payment Penalties

Mark Hamill tells Game Radar about the difficulty in living with an non-disclosure agreement when everybody wants to know about his involvement in a certain star-spanning franchises.

It turns out there is a cash penalty to breaking his NDA. "I have something coming up where there's an amount of money [set aside] that if [something] leaks because of me, I don't get that payment," he said. "If I keep it a secret until it the day it comes out, I get that payment."

Considering how easily plot details seem to make their way out of studios, a cash incentive to keep mum certainly makes a lot of sense.

"I'm good at keeping secrets," he said. He held back his knowledge of Darth Vader's identity for a year-and-a-half prior to the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Hamill kept the secret from his wife and co-star Harrison Ford. Joking about his NDA situation, he said, "I not even authorized to tell you I'm in Episode VII!"

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That film Hamill may or may not be in will be released on December 18th.