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Mark Hamill took a moment to remember Carrie Fisher during the 2017 Tony Awards.
Hamill, 65, subtly honored his Star Wars co-star during Sunday’s ceremony while presenting the In Memoriam tribute, with a special nod to “a princess” the world lost in the last year.
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Along with Fisher, stage and screen legends including Garry Marshall, Mary Tyler Moore, Gene Wilder and more were honored.
Before he took the stage, Hamill opened up to PEOPLE about his friendship with Fisher.
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“Underneath all the bravado and the acerbic remarks and the cutting-edge humor, she was a really vulnerable woman,” he said. “I think she covered up that because vulnerability to her signaled weakness and so she overcompensated for that. In quiet moments she could be a much different person than when she was on — but we loved her on, too.”
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