Mark Hamill AKA Luke Skywalker AKA The Joker *finally* received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside the iconic El Capitan Theatre overnight and it was magical. Harrison Ford presented as did the legendary creator of the Star Wars universe, George Lucas and even R2-D2 was there being all cute and beepy. It was all very sweet and well deserved for one of the heroes of our childhoods. But not to take away from Hamill’s day, it was the mention of our beloved Carrie Fisher that really proved to be one of the most memorable moments of the ceremony. And cue all the ugly crying.
Ford, who played Han Solo stood beside Hamill as he said a lovely speech about his friend and Star Wars co-star when things suddenly got incredibly emotional.
“Thinking about today, I was really sorry that we don’t have…the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us.” And then all our hearts re-broke. Hamill lifted a hand to his heart and applauded as did the half of Hollywood in attendance.
“But I feel her presence,” Ford continued and then all our hearts re-re-broke.
Fisher passed away in December of 2016 and made her final appearance in the galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
You can watch the snippet of Ford’s speech below.
Also at the beginning of his speech, Ford joked about more people rocking up to his star ceremony than Hamill’s. Classic.
Before the ceremony Twitter user, @NJSimmondsTPK posted a tweet explaining how her seven-year-old daughter was very upset because she wanted to wear a Star Wars t-shirt to school but was too afraid her classmates would bully her for liking ‘boy stuff’. And in the way that the internet can be sublime at times, people did their thang and Hamill got wind of the tweet. Of course he responded.
Just tell her to feel free to use this gesture if her classmates give her any grief. "Boy stuff"? PLEASE! The Force is, & always will be strong with females here on Earth & in galaxies far, far away.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 8, 2018
♥️- mh pic.twitter.com/lAI4AGr0sc
I repeat, “The Force is, & always will be strong with females here on Earth & in galaxies far, far away.”
I feel like that should have cheered us all up but it just made me more emotional.
You can watch the entire ceremony below.