Hamill, Fisher honoured as Disney legends
Mark Hamill says he can’t believe that he has been bestowed one of Disney’s highest honours and Carrie Fisher wasn’t there to see it.
Hamill and Fisher were named “Disney Legends” during a ceremony on Friday at the company’s biannual fan convention, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
The 65-year-old actor says Fisher would likely have been showing him the middle finger, just out of sight of the cameras. It was one of her favourite gestures, he said.
“I really wish she were here,” Hamill said.
“But, she would also want us to be having a good time and not be sad.”
Fisher died unexpectedly in December.
The “Star Wars” star says even on Friday morning, he hadn’t wrapped his head around receiving the honour, which was also bestowed to Oprah Winfrey and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
Hamill, 65, reprises his role as Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which will be released in December. Disney is expected to reveal new details about the film during a D23 panel on Saturday.
Fisher also appears in the film having completed her work on it before her unexpected death.
Hamill said he has seen only bits of “The Last Jedi” while doing some additional voice recordings for the film, and those were in black-and-white.
“It looks wonderful in black-and-white,” he said.