The "Star Wars" icon received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star Thursday, making him the 2,630th celebrity memorialized. Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd was also present at the ceremony along with Kelly Marie Tran, who featured in recently released "The Last Jedi'". But it was the loss of Carrie Fisher that led him to reflect on a bittersweet moment amid the celebration.
'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ford, who has a star himself, joked, "There's a lot more people that showed up for my star". "I'm very proud of Mark for getting his star".
Set in front of the El Capitan Theatre, excited fans and guests gathered to recognize Hamill as a select few addressed the crowd with heartfelt-and often playful-speeches. "He is extremely enthusiastic about everything that he does, and that's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker". "Star Wars" creator George Lucas was there too, so definitely a strong presence for the Force. In fact, I remember when George Lucas first asked me to come back, I said, 'OK, but I have two provisions. Ford continued, describing Hamill as "quiet, sincere, and honest".
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"I prepared myself for this experience by going back and looking at the screen tests that I did with Mark and I was surprised, actually how good he was ... he had just the right blend of youthfulness and enthusiasm", stated Ford.
'This is the only franchise where, if you go on Twitter, they say, "If such and such happens, I am so out". If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere.
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Hamill, who is also known for his work as the voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman projects, expressed his gratitude for the Walk of Fame star.
"From Jedi to Joker, it's been a fantastic ride. And may the Force be with all of you".
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