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The late Carrie Fisher has finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day

The late Carrie Fisher has finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day

Her daughter Billie Lourd accepted the star on her mother's behalf and Mark Hamill gave a beautiful speech.

Carrie Fisher has finally been awarded her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, six years after her death.

The American actor became a household name when she took up the iconic role of Princess Leia in George Lucas' Star Wars franchise.

So, it seemed only fitting that she posthumously received her star on Star Wars Day, known to non-fans as May the fourth.

For non-nerds, that's because it sounds like 'may the force be with you'.

Yeah, you've caught on now.

Her co-star, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker opposite her Leia, described meeting Fisher for the first time ahead of filming Star Wars.

He was only 24 years old and she was a fresh-faced 19-year-old firecracker.

"Every expectation I had was just obliterated," he said, as per NPR.

"She was so charming, so funny, so adorable, so wise beyond her years, I just couldn't believe it."

He added: "And [she was] brutally frank."

Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd accepted the star on her mother's behalf.

She revealed at the ceremony that when her mother tried to introduce her to the space saga it did not go down very well.

Her reactions were 'it's too loud, mama' and 'is that lady in the TV you'.

It wasn't until she reached middle school that Lourd began to grasp just how special her mother was to so many people around the world.

Billie Lourd accepting her mom's Hollywood star.

"That day I realized, staring at the screen, that no one will be as hot or cool as Princess Leia," Lourd said, as per NPR.

She went on to reflect on her mother's legacy.

"People waited in lines for hours just to meet her, people had tattoos of her, people named their children after her," Lourd said.

But the children that will never get to meet her were the ones that sparked tears, with the American actor reflecting on how her own kids will miss out on meeting the incomparable Carrie Fisher.

"I feel so lucky that even though they won't get to meet my mom, they will get to know a piece of her through Leia," she said, as per People.

"And I will get to tell them that the little lady on the TV is my Momby, their Grandmomby."

She added: "Leia has become a family heirloom, and not just for my family."

Fisher as Princess Leia.

Lourd revealed shortly before the ceremony that she hadn't invited her late mother's siblings due to a family rift.

Lourd released a statement to the Daily Mail, explaining her aunt and uncle had ‘capitalized’ on her mother’s death.

“I apologize to anyone reading this for feeling the need to defend myself publicly from these family members," she said.

"But unfortunately, because they publicly attacked me, I have to publicly respond. The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony.

"They know why."

She continued: “Days after my mom died, her brother and her sister chose to process their grief publicly and capitalize on my mother’s death, by doing multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money, with my mom and my grandmother’s deaths as the subject.”

Lourd added she was never consulted about her relatives doing press during the tumultuous time, nor did they consider how it would ‘affect their relationship’.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd./20th Century Fox. UPI / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Star Wars, Celebrity, Film and TV