Billie Lourd and Mark Hamill honor Carrie Fisher at ‘Star Wars’-themed Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony at CNN
'The late Carrie Fisher was honored by her daughter Billie Lourd and “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill on Thursday in a ceremony unveiling her posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The ceremony took place on May the 4th, widely known as “Star Wars” day, which The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday also declared “Carrie Fisher Day” in Hollywood as Fisher’s star was unveiled.
Lourd donned a sheath dress showcasing an image of Fisher’s iconic character Princess Leia, and was surrounded by “Star Wars” droids at the podium when she spoke about her mom.
“Leia is more than just a character, she is a feeling,” she said, later adding that “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.”
Becoming emotional, Lourd went on to say, “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.”
“I can’t wait to bring my kids here when they’re old enough to understand how cool it is,” she concluded.’
Also in attendance on Thursday was Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker alongside Fisher and lovingly spoke of his “space twin.”
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all,” Hamill said. He added that “she was our princess,” and described her as a “gorgeous, ferociously independent take-charge woman who took our breath away.”
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