The Hilarious Reason Mark Hamill Was Once Fired From Jack in the Box

Mark Hamill in Los Angeles in 2018
Mark Hamill in Los Angeles in 2018
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Legendary Star Wars star Mark Hamill apparently wasn’t cut out for a job at a fast food restaurant.

The 67-year-old actor told the hilarious story of how he was fired from Jack in the Box while still a struggling actor while appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

As ComicBook.com reports, Hamill explained to Corden and fellow guest Bradley Whitford that he just couldn’t turn off his need to be "in character" while he worked the drive-thru window.

"I always was trying to find the theatrical aspect of it," Hamill recalled. "I was in the back all the time, making shakes and minding the grill, and I always aspired to work the window ... The one chance I had at it, it never occurred to me not to be in character as the clown, as the Jack in the Box clown! Who would want to hear [robot voice] 'What is your order?' I wanted to hear [clown voice] ‘What’s your orderrrrrrrrrr?’ My manager didn't think it was very funny. He told me to go home and never come back. I got fired! Fired for being in character!"

But don’t worry, Hamill eventually got his revenge: becoming an iconic voice actor.

While Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise, he has also achieved immense fame voicing the character of The Joker for decades, debuting back in the 1990s with Batman: The Animated Series. The actor alluded to this retribution by adding to his story with Corden: “Why you ... [shakes fist] I'll show you! One day I will be the Joker and then you'll be sorry!"

A new iteration of Hamill’s voice will be debuting with his role as a reimagined version of Chucky in the Child's Play reboot, hitting theaters June 21. You can also catch Hamill playing Luke Skywalker—perhaps for the last time ever—in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premiering December 20.

[h/t ComicBook.com]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

House Boasting a ‘Harry Potter Room’ Under the Stairs Hits the Market in San Diego

Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
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When Harry Potter fans dream of living like the boy wizard, they may picture Harry's cozy quarters in the Gryffindor dormitory at Hogwarts. One home owner in San Diego, California is trying to spin one of Harry's much less idyllic living situations as a magical feature. As The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a listing of a three-bedroom house for sale in the city's Logan Heights neighborhood boasts a "Harry Potter room"—a.k.a storage room under the stairs.

In the Harry Potter books, the cupboard under the stairs of the Dursley residence served as Harry's bedroom before he enrolled in Hogwarts. Harry was eager to escape the cramped, dusty space, but thanks to the series' massive success, a similar feature in a real-world home may be a selling point for Harry Potter fans.

Kristin Rye, the seller of the San Diego house, told The Union-Tribune she would read Harry Potter books to her son, though she wouldn't describe herself as a super fan. As for why she characterized her closet as a “large ‘Harry Potter’ storage room underneath stairs" in her real estate listing, she said it was the most accurate description she could think of. “It’s just this closet under the stairs that goes back and is pretty much like a Harry Potter room. I don’t know how else to describe it," she told the newspaper.

Beyond the cupboard under the stairs, Rye's listing doesn't bear much resemblance to the cookie-cutter, suburban home of 4 Privet Drive. Nearly a century old, the San Diego house has the same cobwebs and a musty smells you might expect from the Hogwarts dungeons, the newspaper reports. But there are some perks, including a parking spot and backyard space for a garden or pull-up bar. The 1322-square-foot home is listed at $425,000—cheaper than the median price of $620,000 for a resale single-family home in the area.

If you want to live like a wizard, you don't necessarily need to start by moving under a staircase. In North Yorkshire, England, a cottage modeled after Hagrid's Hut is available to rent on a nightly basis.

[h/t The San Diego Union-Tribune]

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