Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford Pose With Billie Lourd For A Sweet, But Heartbreaking Photo
It is a very bittersweet time for Star Wars fans. This week, the iconic franchise held its 40th anniversary celebration in Orlando, which included appearances by George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and featured many other beautiful moments to honor the films that have inspired millions of people for decades. While most of the gang was there, Carrie Fisher's absence was palpable, but her daughter, Billie Lourd, made sure to keep her spirit alive and everyone noticed. During the event, Hamill posed with Lourd and Ford and reminded us how similar the mother and daughter were, and it will absolutely break your heart.
In a photo on his Instagram, Lourd looked very much like her mom in a white dress that definitely had A New Hope vibes, so their physical similarities were even more striking. But Hamill's caption to the photo really highlighted how much Fisher is missed, and how much Lourd is like her mother. He wrote:
"So much like her mother in so many ways- it was almost as if we were cuddling our Princess again!"
Ugh, my heart. Hamill has posted quite a few tributes to Fisher, but seeing him stand with Han Solo and Leia's daughter really broke my heart. They all look so happy and proud of Lourd. And with her white dress, it does look like a young Leia meeting up with her old friends.
During the event, Lourd gave a beautiful speech in memory of Fisher and spoke of how important Star Wars and Princess Leia were to her life. Lourd said,
"My mom used to say that she didn't know where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began. That was why she loved you because you accepted and embraced all of her. Nothing about her was a performance, she loved you, she loved everything about this."
The anniversary event was largely dedicated to Fisher and her spirit was definitely felt. Along with a moving video tribute to Fisher throughout the years, Lourd used a moment of her speech to recite Leia's iconic "help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi" speech, which she said her mom taught her early on in her life:
It's clear Princess Leia will continue to live on for both Lourd and Star Wars fans forever.