It's hard to deny that there were some hilarious scenes in A New Hope where the mistakes are pretty obvious. For instance, we're still not over that Stormtrooper who banged his head on the door. But did Luke Skywalker really call Princess Leia "Carrie," as in the late Carrie Fisher, in the first Star Wars film? Mark Hamill weighs in on the urban legend and what George Lucas would have to say about it.
In A New Hope, Luke excitedly comes back to the base after successfully destroying the Death Star. He is greeted by his fellow pilots as well as a delighted Leia, who calls out, "Luke!" Interestingly, Luke seemingly shouts, "Carrie!" in the scene.
So did it happen? A fan recently reached out to Hamill about the rumor and got a lengthy response about the truth.
No matter how often this is debunked-it still comes back. The entire scene was dubbed. I said "There she..."- as in "There she (is)" when I saw her. George would never have allowed me to say "Carrie" even if I wanted to as a joke, which I didn't. It makes no sense. #FalseStory ? https://t.co/3mAwkhSJ5F— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 6, 2019
"No matter how often this is debunked-it still comes back. The entire scene was dubbed. I said 'There she...'- as in 'There she (is)' when I saw her. George would never have allowed me to say 'Carrie' even if I wanted to as a joke, which I didn't. It makes no sense," Hamill wrote, adding the hashtag #FalseStory.
Want to check for yourself? Listen closely in the video below.
Personally, I think Hamill's mistake isn't saying "Carrie" but saying, "There he-" instead of "There she (is)." Either way, Hamill won't own up to any errors and insists that Lucas wouldn't allow such an obvious mistake in the film.
Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which hits theaters on December 20.