Mark Hamill regrets being honest because no one listens

The asteroid-storm-in-a-tea-cup has done nothing to dent Star Wars: The Last Jedi's box office clout, with the film now up at the $800 million mark - and counting. Now, one year after Fisher's passing, family, close friends and industry colleagues are paying tribute to the acclaimed actress, screenwriter and author.

One quoted a line from her 2008 autobiography, Wishful Drinking: "One year ago today, Carrie Fisher, age 60, drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra".

The new movie follows on directly from the last film, The Force Awakens which ended with Rey (Daisy Ridley) approaching Luke Skywalker on a remote island. Namely, Luke Skywalker. The Last Jedi finds Luke in self-imposed exile in Ahch-To, guilt-ridden over his part in driving Kylo Ren to the Dark Side and stubbornly refusing to take part in his sister Leia's dwindling Resistance. When Johnson took to the stage to introduce the film, he took a moment to let everyone know that Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, wouldn't be forgotten.

"Beauty and the Beast" actor Josh Gad tweeted a gif of Fisher, writing, "We miss you".

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"I said to Rian, I said 'Jedis don't give up, '" Hamill said in an interview last week.

Hamill recently opened up to The Guardian about working with Fisher on the franchise's first film, which premiered in 1977.

"I remember one time - I'm sure alcohol was involved - we were talking about kissing techniques", Hamill continued. All I wanted was to make good movie. Fisher effortlessly reminded us why Leia Organa is a legend, communicating her power, regality, warmth and love in a way that left many in tears. "It's devastating and I still haven't come to terms with it", Hamill told The Guardian.

A Co Donegal man who built the Millennium Falcon space ship on rugged cliffs at Ireland's northern tip has said the sight of his creation in The Last Jedi sent shivers up his spine.


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