Carrie Fisher's passing has been so hard on so many people.
After she suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, the actress passed away at the age of 60 — and just one day later her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away from a stroke.
In writing about meeting the actress before they began filming, Mark revealed:
"You know, she was 19 years old at the time. I was a worldly 24. So I was thinking, "Oh my God, it'll be like working with a high school kid." But I was just bowled over. I mean she was just so instantly ingratiating and funny and outspoken. She had a way of just being so brutally candid. I'd just met her but it was like talking to a person you'd known for ten years."
What's even more beautiful than that is Mark is wonderfully honest about how real the relationship was — as it had its good and bad moments — but that the good definitely outweighed the bad:
"We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other's guts. 'I'm not speaking to you, you're such a judgmental, royal brat!' We went through it all. It's like we were a family.
When you were in her good graces, you couldn't have more fun with any person on the planet. She was able to make you feel like you were the most important thing in her life. I think that's a really rare quality. And then you could go 180 degrees opposite, where you were furious with one another and wouldn't speak for weeks and weeks. But that's all part of what makes a relationship complete. It's not all one sided. Like I say, she was a handful. She was high maintenance. But my life would have been so much drabber and less interesting if she hadn't been the friend that she was."
It's clear that Carrie touched so many people's lives over the years. Her life was taken far too soon.
But it's beautiful to see so many friends and loved ones sharing such sweet, funny, and precious memories of the actress.
You can read Mark's whole column HERE.
[Image via Getty Images.]
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