Billie Lourd & Mark Hamill Honor Carrie Fisher At Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Daughter Billie Lourd and Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher on Thursday in a ceremony that awarded her a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The event took place on May 4, also known as Star Wars Day.
Lourd wore a dress that featured an image of Fisher’s Star Wars character Princess Leia while speaking about her mom.
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“People’s love for Leia didn’t die with my mom, it continues to get passed on from generation to generation, just like my mom passed it on to me, and I am now passing it onto my children. And hopefully, they will pass it onto theirs,” Lourd said.
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She later added, “I feel so lucky that even though they won’t get to meet my mom, they will get to know a piece of her through Leia. And I will get to tell them that the little lady in the TV is my mommy, their grand-mommy.”
Hamill, who played Princess Leia’s twin brother Luke Skywalker, referred to Fisher as “our princess.” He also stated that she was a “gorgeous, ferociously independent take-charge woman who took our breath away.”
Fisher made her film debut in Shampoo in 1975. She had a successful career, acting in hit movies such as When Harry Met Sally and The Blues Brothers. She also was a gifted writer, receiving a BAFTA nomination for her screenplay for the 1990 drama Postcards from the Edge, which was based on her best-selling novel of the same name. The film starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.
Fisher’s star is across the street from the star of her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds died just one day after Fisher died of a heart attack at the age of 60.
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