Carrie Fisher's Star Wars co-stars are among the many people that have been paying tribute to the late actress over the last week or so. Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, has already been vocal about her passing on social media, and recently wrote a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter remembering his co-star and friend, Carrie Fisher.
In the column, Mark Hamill recalls the first night he met Carrie Fisher at a dinner set up for them by producers. He remembers being struck by how open and honest she was right from the very start.
She had a way of just being so brutally candid. I’d just met her but it was like talking to a person you’d known for 10 years. She was telling me stuff about her stepfather, about her mom, about Eddie Fisher — it was just harrowing in its detail. I kept thinking, “Should I know this?” I mean, I wouldn’t have shared that with somebody that I had trusted for years and years and years. But she was the opposite. She just sucked you into her world.
Hamill also wrote about his complicated relationship with Fisher. "We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other’s guts. 'I’m not speaking to you, you’re such a judgmental, royal brat!' We went through it all. It’s like we were a family."
"Like I say, she was a handful," Hamill continues. "She was high maintenance. But my life would have been so much drabber and less interesting if she hadn’t been the friend that she was."
You can read Mark Hamill's full column on his friend Carrie Fisher over at The Hollywood Reporter.