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Read Mark Hamill’s touching tribute to Carrie Fisher

'I loved her and loved making her laugh.'

 

Monica Riese

Internet Culture

Published Jan 2, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 7:02 am CDT

In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing on Dec. 27, the world has launch countless tributes of the actress and general badass. But everyone looked to her Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill first and foremost, and he’s finally shared his full remembrance in a guest column on the Hollywood Reporter.

He details everything from their first meeting in London—“she was just so instantly ingratiating and funny and outspoken”—to their shared “second act with the new movies.” Their on-set shenanigans, their first realization of Star Wars’ success, their moments of being “furious with one another and wouldn’t speak for weeks and weeks,” it’s all there.

But most of all, Hamill remembers Fisher as being “committed to joy.” 

“I would do crazy things to amuse her on the set,” he writes. “Making her laugh was always a badge of honor.” 

Read the full piece on the Hollywood Reporter.

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*First Published: Jan 2, 2017, 2:35 pm CST