Mark Hamill's story about meeting Carrie Fisher for the first time will put the biggest smile on your face
In the week following Carrie Fisher’s tragic death at age 60, tributes have poured in for the beloved actress and activist. Most recently, Luke Skywalker has shared what it was like to work with Princess Leia — and Mark Hamill’s story about his first meeting with Carrie Fisher for the first time will make you smile through your tears. In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, the actor recalled Fisher’s humor, candor, and outspokenness — and Hamill says his greatest joy was making her laugh.
Hamill recalled that, because Fisher was only 19 years old while he was “a worldly 24” when they first met, he initially underestimated the actress — but he was quickly proven wrong.
Hamill loved making Fisher laugh so much that he’d go to hilariously extreme measures to amuse her — he even donned her Princess Leia zipper jump suit (along with a bald cap mask with the Bozo hair and glasses and nose) at her request.
Although their friendship had its ups and downs, Hamill wrote that “you couldn’t have more fun with any person on the planet” than Fisher.
Based on the outpouring of love and tributes from the show business community, Hamill is far from the only actor whose life was touched by Fisher in a beautiful way.