Mark Hamill Talks ”Regret” of Not Knowing Billie Lourd as a Child: ”I Wasn’t There for My Niece”

Luckily, with Billie’s character playing a more prominent role in the Last Jedi film, he has been able to reconnect with her and, in doing so, has realized just how similar the actress is to her mother and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

“There is so much of Carrie in her and so much of Debbie Reynolds in her,” he said.

Hamill reminisced about the times when he and Fisher were inseparable, and he would spend time with her and her mother in Malibu and New York. It was during these moments together that he was able to observe how “bright and bouncy” Reynolds seemed in comparison to her “dark and down” daughter. He joked that her mother and grandmother were like “fire and ice,” but that the introduction of Billie to the family provided an “anchor in Carrie’s life.”