Carrie Fisher received a posthumous star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day, May the 4th. The award was accepted by her daughter, Billie Lourd.
Carrie Fisher Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Carrie Fisher received her posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, May 4. She was most famous for playing princess and general Leia Organa in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, revisiting the role in the more recent films as well. Family, friends, and fans gathered in Hollywood for the event.
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, both participated in the award event and played a role in the “Star Wars” universe. On Thursday, she accepted the star on her mother’s behalf. Previously, she also played Resistance Lt. Connix alongside her mother in the final Skywalker saga films.
According to Star Wars news, Lourd remembered realizing the intense and widespread affection Carrie Fisher’s fans had for her mother and the famous character she played, Princess Leia, while attending a “Star Wars” convention as a child.
“It was the first time I realized how widespread and deep people’s love for Leia was,” she said. “People waited in line for hours just to meet her. People had tattoos of her. People named their children after her. People had stories of how she saved their lives. It was a side of my mom I had never seen before and it was magical.”
Mark Hamill also attended the event. He is known best for playing Luke Skywalker and receiving multiple awards and nominations for voice acting performances across different media, including animated show series and video games. He received his star in 2018 for his outstanding work.
“Today, May the 4th be Carrie Frances Fisher Day,” Hamill said at the start of the ceremony, which was also attended by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, the director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
Hamill and Lourd both made comments on Fisher in life. Hamill recalled she “was so charming, so funny, so adorable, so wise beyond her years, and brutally frank.”
May the 4th
May 4 is considered Star Wars Day because “May the 4th” sounds like “May the Force (be with you).” It’s celebrated annually by “Star Wars” fans and now Disney and Lucasfilm. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, it’s called Black Spire Day, honoring the founding of the Batuu outpost.
Check out the full list of May the 4th food and beverage offerings at Walt Disney World Resort. Read our review of the Wookiee Cookie and Darth Vader Cupcake. The Oi-Oi puff has also returned to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.
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