It’s been almost a year since the late Carrie Fisher passed away. So it’s only fitting that her “Star Wars” costars pay tribute to the icon while promoting “Star Wars: The Last Jedi“.
During a recent interview, Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker alongside Fisher’s Princess Leia, offered a surprising confession. While filming the 1977 “Star Wars” film, the 66-year-old actor and his leading lady once lock lips off-screen. However, nothing progressed after that.
“Carrie and I were attracted to one another, but I knew from previous jobs that it would have been a bad idea (to get involved with someone on set). But Carrie and I found pretexts,” Hamill told The Guardian about their experience on the first “Star Wars” movie.
He added, “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! But 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,” the actor continued.
Once the pair got their make out session “out of our system”, they were able to form a lifelong friendship. They were more siblings because “she had so many friends and I’d go to parties with her and I would be the only one there I’d never heard of. But there was a comfort level that we’d achieved because she knew I wasn’t ever angling for a favour or trying to get her to introduce me to this agent or this director.”
Watch the interview below:
Although Hamill’s affection towards Fisher never went away, he is glad he didn’t know about her affair with Harrison Ford during filming. “I’m glad I didn’t know before, as it probably really would have affected me. By the time I found out, I just thought it was hilarious,” the star confessed.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is out in cinemas now.