While there were millions of fans all over the world who had their hearts broken with the news that Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher had died, it was so much harder for those in the world who actually knew her and saw her as a close friend or even as a part of the family. It really is going to seem strange not having Carrie in the future Star Wars movies but, as mentioned, it is going to be even stranger for those not getting to work with her on the films.
Fellow Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has been good friends with Carrie Fisher since they were just young, up and coming stars, so it is no surprise that things have been harder for the actor than they have been for most. Mark has now been talking about his memories of Carrie, admitting that he is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that she is no longer with us.
Hamill explained, "She was one of a kind, obviously. We'll never replace her. And it's comforting, because even though it's been really hard and I don't even know that I've come to terms with it yet, it's felt by all of us. I mean you're all helping me get through it, because even if you didn't know her personally, she felt like family. So everywhere I go, people are helping me deal with it."
He added, "I shouldn't be upset that she's not around, I should be grateful for all the time I had with her. I've known her since she was 19, and she was hilarious, and adorable, as tough as she acted she had a sort of vulnerability. She was sort of like a little girl, I was protective of her. I would criticise her all the time, but if anybody else criticised her I'd get my back up and say 'Don't say that!'. But she was so much fun, and you're going to love her tonight, she's just great in the film."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released all over the world this week and we cannot wait to see what the latest movie has to offer.