Oscar Isaac reads Sir Alec Guinness' Star Wars bashing letter

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Oscar Isaac has read out a 1977 letter from Sir Alec Guinness slamming the franchise.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Oscar Isaac read out a 1977 letter from Sir Alec Guinness slamming the science-fiction franchise.

Oscar was reading the letter as part of the Letters Live event at the British capital's Freemasons' Hall venue in London on Sunday (13Mar16).

The correspondence from the late actor, who starred as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars film A New Hope, called the movie's dialogue "rubbish" and branded Harrison Ford a "languid young man".

In the letter, sent by Alec to his friend Anne Kaufman during the filming of the 1977 Star Wars movie, he wrote, "Can't say I'm enjoying the film. New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable."

The British acting icon, who died in 2000, also struggled to learn his co-stars names, writing, "Mark Hamill and Tennyson (that can't be right) Ford. Ellison? No! Well a rangy, languid man who is probably intelligent and amusing."

The letter from Alec was published in 2014 to coincide with the anniversary of his birth. He was famously reluctant to embrace the fame his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi brought him after the phenomenal success of the Star Wars films.

British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch also appeared at the event, reading out a letter penned by American author Mark Twain, as well as joining Sherlock co-star Louise Brealey in a reading of letters sent between two sweethearts separated by the Second World War.

After his reading at Letters Live, Oscar joined crowds in London's Trafalgar Square there for the capital's official St Patrick's Day celebrations.

The actor, who plays starfighter pilot Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars movie, was mobbed by fans desperate to grab a picture with him.

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