star Wars Fans celebrated the Fourth of May this year when Carrie Fisher was finally awarded her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Before the late icon’s daughter, Billie Lourd, gave a moving speech, Mark Hamill opened the ceremony with his loving words about Fisher.
Hamill begins his notes by recalling meeting Fisher for the first time when he was twenty-four and she was nineteen. He didn’t expect much from the actor given her age, but he soon realized that “she was so charming and so funny and so wonderful, so wise beyond her years…and brutally frank.” From there, he turned to a note he wrote about Fisher shortly after his death in 2016.
“Carrie was the type of person who belonged to all of us, whether we like it or not,” said Hamill. “it was bear The princess, dammit, and the actress who played her inconspicuously in a gorgeous, fearless independent, fiercely funny take on woman that took our collective breath away. Determined and tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her and want her to succeed and be happy. You have played a crucial role in my professional and personal life. Both of them would be empty without her.”
Hamill continued, “Was she a handful? Was she high maintenance? Without a doubt. But everything would have been so much more adorable and less interesting if she wasn’t the friend that she was. I’ll never stop missing her, but I’m so thankful we’ve had her for as long as we have.” I’m grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness, and even the sweet, self-indulgent foolishness that’s driven me crazy over the years. So thank you Carrie. I love you.” Watch Hamill’s full remarks below, and be sure to stay tuned in to see Lorde’s speech, too.
Fisher’s Walk of Fame ceremony was marred by controversy earlier this week when the actor’s siblings revealed that Lorde had not invited them to the event. Lord confirmed the accusation and explained that her decision was based on her mother’s siblings “exploiting” her death through the press and writing books about Fisher without Lord’s knowledge.
“I found out they did it through the press,” Lord said. “They never consulted me or thought about how this might affect our relationship.”
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