‘Star Wars’: Did Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Ever Date?

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher remained incredibly close friends until Fisher’s tragic death in 2016. Throughout the years, they formed a sibling-like relationship, just like their characters Luke and Leia. But did the Star Wars co-stars ever date throughout the filming process? Keep reading to find out. 

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher
Star Wars trilogy costars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher | Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Mark Hamill recalls the first time he met Carrie Fisher

At first, Hamill thought that working with Fisher would be similar to working with a high schooler, considering his co-star was 19 during the first film, and five years younger than him. But once he got to know Fisher, he realized how brilliant and witty she was.

Hamill told The Hollywood Reporter that after their first day of meeting, he felt as though he had known Fisher for “10 years.”

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher

“I was just bowled over,” Hamill revealed. “I mean, she was just so instantly ingratiating and funny and outspoken. She had a way of just being so brutally candid. I’d just met her, but it was like talking to a person you’d known for 10 years. She was telling me stuff about her stepfather, about her mom, about Eddie Fisher — it was just harrowing in its detail. I kept thinking, ‘Should I know this?’ I mean, I wouldn’t have shared that with somebody that I had trusted for years and years and years. But she was the opposite. She just sucked you into her world.

Mark Hamill admits that he and Carrie Fisher were attracted to each other

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, with co star Carrie Fisher in 1979 | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

As it turns out, the “space twins” were attracted to one another in real life. Hamill said that he and Fisher even made out once and “couldn’t keep (their) hands off each other!” 

Yet, despite their feelings, they chose not to pursue a romantic relationship because Hamill knew from past experiences that it wasn’t wise to date a co-star.

He revealed to The Guardian,

“Carrie and I were attracted to one another, but I knew from previous jobs that it would have been a bad idea [to get involved with someone on set].”

Hamill later adds, “I remember one time we were talking about kissing techniques. I said: ‘Well, I think I’m a fairly good kisser, and I like to let the women come to me rather than be aggressive.’ And she said: ‘What do you mean?’ Well, next thing you know, we’re making out like teenagers!”

Mark Hamill says his world would have been much emptier if he hadn’t met Carrie Fisher

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

In a heartbreaking tweet following Mrs. Fisher’s death, Hamill poured out all his feelings of sorrow for the loss of his dear friend. 

“It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all-, whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, and the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent and ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away.”

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill | Jean-Jacques LAPEYRONNIE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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He continues, saying, 

“She played such a crucial role in my professional and personal life, and both would have been far emptier without her. I am grateful for the laughter, wisdom, and kindness, and even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin game me through the years.” 

“Thank you, Carrie,” he says. “I love you.”