Carrie Fisher's star continues to glitter — her daughter, Billie Lourd, made sure of that as the late actor and writer received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Held on Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the ceremony included tributes from Lourd and co-star Mark Hamill, along with appearances by C-3PO and R2-D2.
Hamill, the Luke Skywalker to Fisher's Princess Leia, spoke first, recalling how "every expectation I had was just obliterated" upon first meeting the actress at age 19. "Carrie was one of a kind," he said. "She was our princess, damn it, and the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent, and ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away."
"I'll never stop missing her, but I'm so glad we had her as long as we did," Hamill concluded. "I'm grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness, and even the bratty self-indulgent crap my beloved space twin drove me crazy with through the years. So, thank you, Carrie. I love you."
Fittingly enough, Fisher's star can be found just a few feet away from her on-screen brother's.
Lourd took the stage next, wearing a dress with her mom's iconic image on it. "Like most kids, I grew up thinking my mom was a little bit — okay, a lot — embarrassing," she shared. "She tried to alter my opinion by showing me this 'cool movie' she was in called Star Wars... She used to love to tell the story that every time she tried to put it on, I would roll my eyes and yell, 'It's too loud, mommy!'"
The mother and daughter would eventually get to star alongside one another in the galaxy far, far away, with Lourd playing Lieutenant Connix to Fisher's General Leia Organa throughout the sequel series. Fisher died on December 27, 2016, at age 60, and the final film in the Skywalker Saga, 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, was dedicated in her honor.
"I realized that Leia is more than just a character," Lourd said. "She's a feeling. She is strength. She is grace. She is wit. She is femininity at its finest. She knows what she wants, and she gets it. She doesn't need anyone to rescue her, because she rescues herself — and even rescues the rescuers. And no one could've played her like my mother."
After Fisher's star was unveiled, Lourd sprinkled it with glitter. "Because she was glitter," she said.
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