WATCH The Darkest Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy  

Mick Jacobs

Most people today consider the original Star Wars trilogy a groundbreaking success, in terms of both filmmaking and the box office. But, as the video below explains, there are a lot of dark behind the scenes stories that cast an ominous light on one of cinema's landmark franchises.

Behind the scenes, Star Wars was a bit of a mess. George Lucas, despite his fantastic storytelling and directing abilities, often did his actors pretty dirty when it came to what he expected on set.

While these stories do not completely dismantle the wonderful world created by this franchise, they do shine a spotlight on some of the lesser-known and less-than-savory ways movies are made.

Watch the video below to get an idea of the different ways the filming of Star Wars dipped into its own dark side. When you finish, you might think differently about all the characters and scenes you once held so dear.