Oprah, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee awarded Disney Legends – Orange County Register

Mark Hamill wiped a tear from his eye as he watched a tribute to Carrie Fisher’s career roll on a screen at the Walt Disney Co.’s Disney Legends ceremony.

As he got up to accept his award, Hamill, known for playing the iconic Luke Skywalker, said very much like their characters in the “Star Wars” films, the two co-stars were inseparable off screen.

“I would love to give my deepest respect to the super cool space sis I have in Carrie Frances Fisher,” Hamill said as the crowd erupted. “We were like siblings – the good and the bad. There was a comfort with her. We can rely on one another. And there was a deep respect.”

Fisher, who played Princess Leia, died in December.

On Friday, July 14, Disney kicked off the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center by presenting the company’s highest honor, Disney Legends, to 11 individuals, who “have significantly contributed to the company’s legacy.”

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