How Treat Williams Did a Cameo in the Empire Strikes Back

 

Treat Williams Had a Sweet Cameo in Empire Strikes Back

It turns out that actor Treat Williams made a cameo of sorts on Empire Strikes Back as an Echo Base rebel in one of the Hoth ice base attack scenes.

Treat never intended to be, or was cast in the movie, it happened by a chance set visit. He was visiting Carrie Fisher and got caught up in it all.

Years later. Treat explain how the cameo happened in an interview:

“I’ll tell you the story: I went over to London and I was visiting Carrie [Fisher]. She said, “Wouldn’t it be fun to run through a shot?” And, I said, “Sure. All right.” And, she said, “We’ll dress you up and you’ll run through the soundstage a couple of times and that’ll be it – it’ll be fun.”

“I didn’t mention it for like fifteen years after that. Then, once I did in some interview a few years ago, all of a sudden I got more fan mail than I ever have in my entire life! I mean, people sent little dolls and little paratroopers – they still do! It’s crazy. ”

You won’t find Treat William's name anywhere in the credits but some people claim he played the part of Jess Allashane.

This is misinformation as Treat made a set visit in England whereas the scenes for Allashane were filmed in Norway.

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