Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher once made out “like teenagers” during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope.
The Luke Skywalker actor revealed during an interview with the Guardian that he and Carrie, who played his onscreen sister Leia, were attracted to one other on the set of the 1977 movie but he knew it was a bad idea to get involved with someone working on the production, but they found a way to make something happen.
“Carrie and I found pretexts. I remember one time – I’m sure alcohol was involved – we were talking about kissing techniques,” he recalled. “I said: ‘Well, I think I’m a fairly good kisser. 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!”
He remembers they were “all over each other” but they pulled back after they became aware what they were doing and just started laughing. He added, “Which was unfortunate for me because the rocket launch sequence had been initiated.”
After they got that “out of our system”, they became lifelong friends and almost like real siblings, and Mark admits a relationship with Carrie would have been too intense.
“I mean, if I’d had a relationship with her, it would have been like a full-time activity because she was too much for me in every regard: she was too creative, she was too smart. She was just the best,” he said.
Carrie passed away in December (16) and Mark still hasn’t come to terms with her death. He was appalled by details of her autopsy being released, which meant she wasn’t allowed to rest in peace.
Shortly before she died, Carrie released her memoir The Princess Diarist, in which she revealed she had an affair with Harrison Ford while shooting the same movie. At the time, she was 19 years old while Harrison was 33 and married to his first wife Mary Marquardt.