Carrie Fisher Once Explained How Playing Mark Hamill’s Sister Affected Their Relationship

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill became iconic icons as Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker entered Star Wars. And just as their characters grew from strangers to siblings, the relationship of the actors was just as complex. In fact, Fisher once acknowledged that her and Hamill’s responsibilities as a Skywalker twin greatly affected the strength between the Star Wars actors.

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher at the presentation of the AFI Life Achievement Award to George Lucas
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher at the presentation of the AFI Life Achievement Award to George Lucas | Amanda Edwards / Getty Images

Carrie Fisher starred in 5 Star Wars movies before she died

Following George Lucas’ original 1977 film, Fisher and Hamill – along with co – star Harrison Ford – returned for two series. Together, the original Star Wars a trilogy based on these three as they team up with other heroes to defeat the Galactic Empire. But as fans know, 1983’s The Jedi return far from the end of that story. Not after Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.

In fact, Lucas himself went away Star Wars for the special edition of the original trilogy and then again for the prequel trilogy. But for nearly a decade, the “long, distant galaxy” remained silent until Disney built it. Then from 2015 to 2019, Lucasfilm released one Star Wars film each year, reuniting – among others – Fisher, Hamill, and Ford for the next three series.

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ reunited for Luke and Leia in the final scene

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker theaters hit almost just three years after Fisher’s death. If the actor were alive, the film would have focused largely on Leia’s arc. Director JJ Abrams used deleted photographs The force is waking up to establish Leia as the Jedi Master of Rey (Daisy Ridley). In addition, Leia plays a key role in the repurchase of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

But in the end, the film revolves around Luke and Leia as well. In the final controversial scene, Rey claims to own the Skywalker name as both characters overlook it. The series began 42 years earlier with Fisher and Hamill leading the charge. So it’s fitting that – even in death – the two characters they play reunite one last time.

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