Mark Hamill On ‘Making Out Like Teenagers’ With Carrie Fisher
While talking about the new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ movie, Mark Hamill told a story about a brief romance between he and Carrie Fisher.
By nowproducerdave on December 15, 2017
“Star Wars: The Las Jedi” is officially out today (last night), and during all the lead-up to the new movie, interviews were being done with the cast: former, present, lifelong – all of them, really. Mark Hamill (who of course plays Luke Skywalker) had an interesting story to tell about his time spent with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia, naturally) during filming of the original movies.
He prefaced his story by stating the fact that he “knew from previous jobs” that it’s an all-around bad idea to become “romantically involved” with a co-star/coworker. And here begins the story:
“I remember one time – I’m sure alcohol was involved – we were talking about kissing techniques. I said: ‘Well, I think I’m a fairly good kisser. I like to let the women come to me rather than be aggressive.’ And she said: ‘What do you mean?’ Well, next thing you know we’re making out like teenagers! We were all over each other! The one thing that drew Carrie and me back from the precipice was we kind of became aware of what we were doing and just burst out laughing. Which was unfortunate for me because the rocket launch sequence had been initiated.”
Whoops. The “rocket launch sequence.” Hah! He later added that things eventually “cooled down” between them, and they “became like real siblings,” and remained close friends all this time until the day of Carrie’s passing last December, the 23rd. “I’m selfishly mad that she’s not here to make me laugh. But I’m also grateful for all that she was able to give us while she was here. It has not been easy.”
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