Mark Hamill has talked again about the loss of his friends, former Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher, and her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
The 65-year-old actor shared his fondest memory of Fisher, 60, who died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, and the relationship with her 84-year-old mother who past away from a stroke the day after.
Mark spoke to Entertainment Weekly and talked about the mother and daughter’s dynamic relationship saying: ‘It was a real Felix-and-Oscar disparity between their personalities, and yet in many, many ways they were alike.’
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Heartbreak: Mark Hamill opened up about his fondest memories of former Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds who passed away earlier this week; Carrie and Mark pictured here in September
‘Felix-Oscar disparity’: Besides the differences, Mark also noted how similar the mother-daughter duo were, and how ‘fiercely protective’ Carrie was over her mother and her legacy
Commenting on the difficulty of speaking so soon, the Star Wars actor admitted he agreed to talk because of the outpouring of grief from fans.
‘I’m still trying to process this. I can’t think of her in the past tense. I think of her in the present tense, in the future tense. It is still so raw. I feel so devastated,’ he said.
Adding: ‘I can’t imagine what Carrie’s daughter, Billie, or her brother, Todd, or anybody who is that close to them is going through. I think that if I talk about her, maybe fans will not give in to despair, but I feel like a real hypocrite because I’m not okay with it at all. I’m angry and so sad. In a way, if we can all work through it together, we’ll all be better off.’
‘I feel so devastated’: The 65-year-old actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the sudden and tragic deaths of his dear friends
Memories: Mark recalled his unique relationship with the 60-year-old actress where both had a garage band that released hit albums but then went separate ways
Dynamic trio: Carrie sat on the panel of Comic-Con with co-star Harrison Ford and Mark in July
Speaking about his relationship with Carrie, Mark opened up and said: ‘I’m sure there is a long list of people who knew Carrie better than I did, but that said, our relationship was unique. It was special. We were in the garage band that hit it big and had all these hit albums. Then we split up and went on our merry way.’
On Debbie and Carrie as mother and daughter, Mark said: ‘They were both really mothering types, both opinionated and determined. Carrie’s mom was like everybody’s mom. If you were in her house, Debbie was your mother. She gave you advice, and fixed your collar, and said, “Why did you wear a brown belt with black shoes?”‘
Adding: ‘In many ways, Debbie was the optimist. She has a spring in her step and is really upbeat and has all the qualities you associate with her, and Carrie would be shuffling around in a bathrobe and slippers muttering under her breath. So cynical! [However] She was fiercely protective of her mother and her mother’s legacy.’
‘No words’: Mark was one of the many Hollywood stars who felt deeply saddened by the news
Iconic: She was known for playing the famous Princess Leia in the Star Wars Films
Meanwhile, HBO announced on Friday that they’ll premiere Bright Lights: Starring Fisher and Reynolds on January 7.
The cable network changed the air date for the Hollywood dynasty documentary following their tragic deaths.
Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens’ 95-minute film – which screened at Cannes in May – captured the formerly-estranged actresses’ extraordinary and eccentric bond.
‘It’s a love story,’ HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins told Variety on Wednesday.
‘Carrie wanted to make Bright Lights for Debbie and Debbie wanted to make it for Carrie.’
Nevins added: ‘If this was a Hollywood script, no one would believe it. They just loved each other so much. The bond was just unbreakable.’
Mourning two stars: HBO announced Friday that they’ll premiere Bright Lights: Starring Fisher and Reynolds on January 7
Fisher, 60, was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles last week when she went into cardiac arrest. She died Tuesday in the hospital.
Reynolds died a day later at the age of 84. According to reports, she was only thinking about daughter Carrie in her final moments.
Hours before she was rushed to the hospital, she reportedly told her son: ‘I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.’
The cable network changed the air date for the Hollywood dynasty documentary following the tragic deaths of the mother-daughter duo on Tuesday and Wednesday; pictured in 2011