Mark Hamill can’t watch emotional final scene with Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill can’t watch his final Star Wars: The Last Jedi scene with his longtime movie sister Carrie Fisher – because it really was the last time they saw each other.
Hamill’s character Luke Skywalker is reunited with his sister, Princess Leia Organa, for a touching scene towards the end of the sequel, which was filmed shortly before Carrie’s death at the end of 2016.
And when the film came out a year later, suddenly the siblings’ fond farewell on the big screen took on an emotional new meaning.
Hamill admits he still has no idea why he kissed Fisher on the forehead in the scene – as it wasn’t in the script.
“I didn’t decide it and say, ‘Can I do this…?’” he explains to Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t know if we rehearsed it or not, but it just happened. I was standing up and they weren’t ready for it. They said, ‘No, do that again’. And we did it for a second take, and like I said, it was just spontaneous.”
That scene has now become “really momentous” for him as he was literally kissing Carrie goodbye – as well as his character’s sister.
“I can’t watch that scene,” he adds. “It’s just, you know, takes me out of the movie completely. I’ll get over it, but she’ll be forever missed and she’s irreplaceable.”
Fisher died in December, 2016 after suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.