That Time Mark Hamill And Carrie Fisher Made Out During Star Wars Filming

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When it comes to Star Wars hookups, people are likely quick to think of Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. According to the late Fisher's memoir, she and Ford engaged in an affair during the filming of A New Hope while she was 19 and the 33-year-old Ford was married. Apparently, that wasn't the only hookup happening between co-stars during production. Mark Hamill has admitted to once making out with Fisher off-camera while working on Star Wars together, and he recently shared the story, noting,

Carrie and I were attracted to one another, but I knew from previous jobs that it would have been a bad idea [to get involved with someone on set]. But Carrie and I found pretexts. I remember one time -- I'm sure alcohol was involved -- we were talking about kissing techniques. 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!

Some movie called Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out right now and Mark Hamill reprises his role as Luke Skywalker in the film. Hamill has been doing the rounds for a press tour covering the movie, and it's difficult to go through one interview without talking about Carrie Fisher. Fisher tragically passed away a year ago and Hamill has frequently spoken about his long friendship with her that began on the set of Star Wars. As it turns out, that friendship at one brief point became something a bit more romantic.

In an interview with The Guardian, Mark Hamill recounted how there was an attraction with Carrie Fisher. However, Hamill knew that on set relationships don't have the best track record of working out, so no real relationship was ever formed. That doesn't mean the two actors completely avoided the sexual tension, as Hamill says they had one -- possibly drunken -- make-out session. According to Hamill, it didn't go farther than that and once it was, "out of our systems," he says. Mostly, on the set of the Star Wars movies, they became close friends.

Fans will possibly be able to see Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher share the screen once again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie will be Fisher's final appearance as Leia Organa, and the character will not be appearing in Episode IX. Directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi picks up with Rey undergoing her training with Luke Skywalker while The First Order plots a counterattack against The Resistance.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters right now, and has gotten some good reviews, so head to your local movie theater as soon as you can to see the highly anticipated sequel. Before you do that though, learn everything you need to know with our comprehensive guide to The Last Jedi.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.