Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill, who played Luke, the brother of Carrie's character Leia in the Star Wars series, had a fond, brotherly relationship with her off the set, as well. Although she developed a crush on co-star Harrison Ford, who played her love interest in the movies, she said later she wished she'd instead had a crush on Mark. All three leads were close and spent a lot of time together, but in her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, Carrie revealed that at age 19 she wrote in her journal that she wished she'd fallen for Mark instead, writing: "I'm sorry it's not Mark [Hamill, instead of Ford] — it could have been. It should have been. It might've meant something. Maybe not much, but certainly more."

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  1. Wendy • December 29, 2016 @ 10:43 AM

    She was an amazing person, slim and pretty. But life was never kind to her, drugs and mental illness changed her.

    I still saw a person who made Star Wars a reality of fiction, in action figures and make believe.

    I watched, and rewatched these movies over and over again. I enjoyed Carrie’s role as Leia, we all wanted to be her.

    The Reprisal roles of her in Star Wars: Force awakens (I watched) and a new one coming out in 2017 will be a memory (keep sake).

    But the true likeness of Carrie can never be replaced and I hope Star Wars can create a memoir of her character in future movies. 😢

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