Harrison Ford Gave An Emotional Speech In Memory Of Carrie Fisher

09 March, 2018, 09:30 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Mark Hamill, aka the legendary "Star Wars" hero Luke Skywalker, may have been the one to finally receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, but one of the most tender moments of the celebration belonged to Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo in the iconic franchise.

Skywalker's fate in the latest "Star Wars" episode, "The Last Jedi", left the question of his return for the final part of the sequel trilogy - due to begin shooting in July for a December 2019 release - somewhat up in the air.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 08: Mark Hamill is Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8, 2018 at Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, California. True to form, Hamill was brimming with enthusiasm about the honor ("I haven't been speechless since Force Awakens, " said Hamill), and honorary Jedis Kelly Marie Tran and Billy Lourd were both present to help dedicate his new star. I shouldn't say reality show, it's more like a game show'.

"I'm very proud of Mark for getting this star", Lucas said.

Hamill also hailed Lucas, noting if it "weren't for the genius of George Lucas, I wouldn't be standing here today".

He ended his speech by praising Hamill for how he's lived his life and embraced it along the way. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas was there too, so definitely a strong presence for the Force. "Whatever led me to his doorstep, he changed my life forever in a way that still reverberates today".

Not only has he starred in Star Wars, but he has become known for his voiceover roles, including The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and subsequent Batman series, and Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

"If it weren't for the public", Hamill told the audience, "I'd be nowhere". Ford continued, describing Hamill as "quiet, sincere, and honest. You just focus on the work and putting one foot in front of the other, and I guess if you hang around long enough..."



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