It Was a 'Star Wars' Reunion at Mark Hamill's Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

Sharon Knolle
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Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, George Lucas
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, George Lucas

Congrats to Jedi master Mark Hamill, who finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Joining him at the ceremony yesterday were "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and Harrison Ford.

Noting the absence of Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016, Ford told the crowd, "When thinking about today, I was really sorry we don't have the other member of our trio to celebrate with us, but I feel her presence." (A moment while we wipe away something that just got in our eye.)

On a much lighter note, Ford also said that when he looked back at the screen test he did with Hamill in 1976, "I was surprised by how good he was."

Hamill recalled the advice his "Star Wars" costar gave him back in the day: "''Hey, kid, Don't get cocky.' And I have tried to remember that to this very day."

He also thanked Lucas for his "genius," saying he "wouldn't be standing here today" if Lucas hadn't created a certain sky-gazing farm boy.

"Mark Hamill is a character that can't be written," said Lucas. "He is extremely enthusiastic about everything he does, and that is exactly what I was looking for when I cast Luke Skywalker."

"It's hard to convey my gratitude, my joy and the exhilaration," the actor told the thousands of fans who turned out for the event. Joking about his brief (and silent) appearance in his second-to-last "Star Wars" film, Hamill said, "I haven't been this speechless since 'Force Awakens.'"

Hamill's star is in front of the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Ford's star, which was given in 2003, is in the 6800 block of Hollywood Blvd. Sadly, Carrie Fisher never got a star in her lifetime, but may still be honored posthumously.

Watch the whole ceremony in the video below.

[Via THR]

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