AceShowbiz - Mark Hamill shared a Thanksgiving remembrance about Carrie Fisher on his Twitter account as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is getting closer to hitting the big screen. The actor posted a green-tinted photo of him and Fisher as their characters in the "Star Wars" film series with a simple hashtag caption, "#Thankful4TheMemories."
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) November 23, 2017
Previously, Hamill commemorated Fisher's supposed 61st birthday in October by posting a black-and-white photo of young Fisher dancing with Hamill. The Luke Skywalker depicter recently revealed that he was terribly shaken with Fisher's passing. His way of coping with the pain was by thinking of and referring Fisher in present tense. "The only way I've been able to cope is to think of her in the present tense. She's so vital in my mind even today," said the actor.
In an interview with Men's Journal, Hamill candidly revealed his relationship with the Princess Leia portrayer. The 66-year-old actor said, "We had our ups and downs. She was almost like a real sibling because I loved her deeply, but she could be so exasperating. When she went into cardiac arrest, it never occurred to me that she wouldn't bounce back. I just thought, 'Well, she's got her next book written.' She'll call it 'A Piece of My Heart' or something acerbic and witty."
Hamill, along with Fisher, is returning for "The Last Jedi" which will hit U.S. theaters on December 15. It is still unknown whether the two actors will share scenes together, because director Rian Johnson won't confirm anything. The director only said, "It's nice seeing them on the cover, though. Even if all we have is that."
"The Last Jedi" will leave a bittersweet experience for devout "Star Wars" fans, for the upcoming film will be the last time they will see Princess Leia on big screen. No doubt that the fans will leave theaters with tears on their face because this is the time when they have to finally depart with their favorite character. However, John Boyega stated that he appreciated how the film handled Fisher's sendoff which might mitigate fans' grief. "I think the sendoff is really cool. Even before she passed away, I'd see her in scenes and be like, 'This is really cool for both Carrie and Mark,' who are the last two original leads [alive in the franchise]," said Boyega.