Star Wars Celebration: Mark Hamill Admits He Fell For Carrie Fisher

Kristi Thomas

In case you were curious, Luke fell for Leia in real life. According to Page Six,  while at this past weekend's huge “Star Wars” fan event "Celebration" in Orlando, Mark Hamill, a-k-a Luke Skywalker, paid tribute to his late co-star Carrie Fisher, admitting he had romantic feelings for her at one point.

“As attracted as I was to her, I thought I couldn’t handle her as a girlfriend. She’s too much,” Hamill explains. “Part of me did fall in love with her. I think every guy… She had you under her spell.”

While Hamill, who refers to Fisher as his “beloved space twin,” says he’ll never stop missing her, he’s focusing on her legacy. “When I think of her, she’s looking down from the celestial stratosphere with those big brown eyes, that sly smile on her face, as she lovingly extends me the middle finger,” Hamill adds. “And that’s how I want you to think of her. That was Carrie.”

On a side note, during a panel discussion at Celebration, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy contradicted a statement Carrie Fisher's brother Todd made last week, saying that while Carrie will appear in this year's Episode 8--The Last Jedi, she will not appear in Episode 9. A multitude of other stars from the film series' 40-year history made appearances to the legions of fans, including Harrison Ford (Han Solo), creator George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Jon Boyega (Finn), Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Felicity Jones (Rogue One's Jyn) and Forest Whitaker (Rogue One's Saw Gerrera), among many others.