Mark Hamill Remembers Carrie Fisher: "We Were More Like Siblings Than I Thought"

"I always think of her in the present tense. I don’t think of her in the past," the Luke Skywalker actor says of the late Princess Leia actress.
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Mark Hamill talks about Carrie Fisher on 'The Ellen Show'.

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were more like actual siblings than most Star Wars fans realized. 

The Luke Skywalker actor will appear on Tuesday's Ellen Degeneres Show, talking about the highly anticipated new installment of the space adventure series, The Last Jedi

In his interview with the host, Hamill talks about the late Princess Leia actress, who passed away almost a year ago. 

“She’s like an irreplaceable member of the family, but the whole world feels that way," Hamill says. "We are all sort of mourning her. I always think of her in the present tense. I don’t think of her in the past. Any time you were with her it was just fun.”

Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016. She was 60.

The two actors were just as much brother and sister in real life as they were in the Star Wars saga, Hamill explains. 

“Carrie used to drive me crazy,” he tells DeGeneres. “We were more like siblings than I thought, because we would have these huge fights. We wouldn’t see each other for months or even years, and then you would see each other and remind yourself how much fun it was to be together."

The two beloved sci-fi icons had an irreplaceable bond, Hamill says.

“Not only could she make me laugh, but I could make her laugh. That was our goal," Hamill says. 

Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, appears in The Last Jedi, which Hamill says is fitting. He even managed to work in a joke about Lourd truly being Fisher’s daughter, as she was “an hour and a half late to the airport.”

The Last Jedi opens Dec. 15.

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