Nov 4, 2021

Harrison Ford Felt Carrie Fisher’s “Presence” At Mark Hamill’s Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Mark Hamill’s accomplishments in the movie, television and theater world are known to fans all over the world. As an honor of his work, the actor was recently given a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event which saw George Lucas and Harrison Ford giving a speech in the actor’s honor. Almost everyone in the audience could feel Carrie Fisher’s absence on the occasion; Ford stated that it was only her physical body that was missing, but, her spirit was present with them.

“When thinking about today, I was really sorry that we don’t have the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us. But I feel her presence,” Ford said to the crowd.

The famous Star Wars actress had a sudden demise towards the end of 2016, and it turned out to be quite an emotional moment. However, Ford ensured that the ceremony didn’t become a gloomy event.

Ford, who also has been honored with a star himself, joked, “There’s a lot more people that showed up for my star. A lot more.”

He also talked about some of the initial memories he had of working with Mark Hamill during the original Star Wars trilogy.

“I prepared myself for this experience by going back and looking at the screen test that I did with Mark. And I was surprised, actually, how good he was,” Ford said. “Not that, at the time, I felt that he wasn’t good, I thought he was great. He had just the right blend of youthfulness and enthusiasm. I think, George said at the time, that in a movie that was full of space vehicles and cosmic ideology that he wanted somebody, he needed a protagonist, that was comfortable with those things and could be both comfortable and serious in a world made up of those elements, and Mark certainly achieved that. ”

Contrary to the more intimidating mannerism of Ford, Hamill has always maintained a light-hearted attitude, especially during his fan interactions. Ford observed that it was the genuineness of his co-star which helped him achieve success.

“Mark is a friend that I don’t see very often, our lives have diverged to a certain extent, but I am very pleased for him,” Ford admitted. “He has been the master of his own experience, his own life, and he is, as he always was, a quiet, sincere, honest person. He’s not a grandstander, and I think he has found comfort and utility and control of his destiny and I’m happy for you pal.”

Fans had to bid adieu to Hamill’s most iconic portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where the hero gave up his own life to try and facilitate others’ escape from certain death by the first Order.

You can watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Digital HD on March 13th and on Blu-ray on March 27th.