Carrie Fisher is officially a legend now. Not that she wasn’t already one to begin with, mind you, but earlier today during a ceremony at the ongoing D23 in Anaheim, the actress was named a Disney Legend along with her Star Wars co-star, Mark Hamill.
“Carrie has been an iconic part of the franchise and will always hold very special place in our hearts,” said Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. “We miss her talent and wit. Carrie Fisher was an original, and there will never be another.”
Hamill, who Iger claims gives his best performance to date in The Last Jedi, spoke about the actress as well at the ceremony, saying:
“I know if Carrie was here this morning, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already,” Hamill joked, fondly remembering his co-star. “I loved her and we were like siblings. We would fight — but we loved each other.”
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Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, was unfortunately unable to attend the event due to her filming American Horror Story, but she did send a letter, which reads as follows:
“As far back as I can remember, my mom and I have been Disney fanatics. I was so obsessed with Ariel that I wanted to change my name,” Lourd wrote. “She might have even loved it more than I did. Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her. She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so being a Disney princess and a Disney Legend would be her dream.”
Carrie Fisher can be seen on the big screen later this year when Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi blasts into theatres on December 15th.