Reminiscing about some of the original Star Wars trilogy antics that they used to get into as Luke and Leia, Mark Hamill shared a fun story about Carrie Fisher with fans on social media. More than two years after Fisher's untimely passing, Star Wars fans continue to learn more about the late star's amazing life thanks to the colorful memories of peers like Hamill.
Hamill reprised the forever iconic character of Luke Skywalker in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a controversial role whose direction and ultimate fate divided some fans - and even Hamill himself. While he and some fans continue to try sorting out why writer-director Rian Johnson did what he did to the beloved character on the lead-up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it's understandably nice to fondly look back at the films that started it all.
Doing just that, Hamill shared two pleasant moments he and Carrie Fisher had shared during the filming of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi on Twitter. Prompted by user Starwarsgirl75 with a behind-the-scenes photo of himself wearing Fisher's floral robe, Hamill recalled that it was taken the moment Fisher pointed out the responsible cameraman, who caught him completely unprepared. Offering up a similar story, Hamill also recounted an instance in which he had jokingly worn Fisher's tight-fitting Hoth snow jumpsuit; a sight presumably so hilarious that it resulted in Fisher having "paraded [him] around the studio" for all to see. Check out the images below:
She LOVED I was willing to look ridiculous! I squeezed into her white #ESB snow jumpsuit & she paraded me around the studio-Didn't want to wear the robe but isolated in the desert she said"No one will see you!"This is the exact moment she saw a photographer on a long-angle lens😳 https://t.co/6ObRsjxJwr— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 12, 2019
Though only Fisher's likeness persists in the Skywalker trilogy's finale, her larger-than-life personality and charm continues to impact her younger screen counterparts' onset experiences even now. Though there are surely plenty of memorable off-camera moments shared between the co-stars of the newer films - and some huge onscreen moments fans have yet to witness - it's hard to imagine they could ever quite compare to Leia informing a perplexed, kimono-clad Luke that he's been had.
Luke Skywalker may no longer be physically present in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (meanwhile, Leia's story is far from over), but Hamill seems to be pointing toward the Jedi Master making an appearance from beyond the grave. Fans won't know for sure how the characters' shared legacy will be wrapped up until the trilogy conclusion hits theaters this holiday season, but, until then, it can be hoped Hamill serves up some more heartwarming nostalgia on his Twitter account.
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019