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Mark Hamill reveals how Luke and Leia’s kiss in Empire Strikes Back effected Luke…

February 14th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


You certainly don’t need to be a Star Wars superfan to remember the big kiss!

Cast your mind back to The Empire Strikes Back when Princess Leia locked lips with Luke Skywalker for no apparent reason other than to prove a point to Han Solo.

Little did she know that she would later discover that she and Luke were actually brother and sister! Awkward or what?! Of course, it was for that very reason that nobody has ever really mentioned that kiss again. Until now that is…

This week, a Star Wars fan tweeted both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in an attempt to get to the bottom of their true feelings. Mark Hamill brok the silence to reveal Luke’s true feelings about THAT kiss with his long lost sister.

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Luke somehow managed to keep his traumatic feelings a secret from those around him but we certainly can’t say the same for Leia. Those of you who are familiar with the franchise will remember that when Luke told her that they were related she replied saying, “Somehow…I’ve always known.”

We’ve always thought that Luke was keeping his feelings about the situation a secret and now we know the truth. Can you really blame him for feeling just a little bit traumatised?

Carrie Fisher remained tight lipped on the question from a fan but what she did do was retweet this humorous photo on her twitter instead.



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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.