Jan. 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM ET
Luke and Leia, reunited! A "Star Wars" reunion!
Well, not exactly. Carrie Fisher joined Hoda Kotb Thursday on TODAY (Kathie Lee Gifford was out), and the pair sat down to talk to Luke ... Luke Perry, that is. Perry, who was on hand promoting his new Hallmark Channel movie, "Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man," was happy to be in on the joke, which started after Kotb asked them both if they minded being best known for their earliest roles -- in Fisher's case, Princess Leia in "Star Wars" and for Perry, as Dylan McKay on the original "Beverly Hills, 90210."
"It always seems to me that without one, probably wouldn't have had any of the others. If not for '90210' the rest of the stuff would never have happened," said Perry of his career.
"It gets kitschy after a while," added Fisher. "Princess Leia is like being Minnie Mouse at this point."
Then things got interesting: Perry revealed that the only time he'd ever asked for a photo with a celebrity was with "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill, because they're both Lukes.
Fisher suggested, "We could wander around and be Luke and Leia."
"Great, I was wondering what I was going to do this afternoon," said Perry.
That might have to take a backseat to his promotion of "Justice," though. The film follows Circuit Judge John Goodnight in lawless, Wild West Wyoming; Perry says, "When he's not being a judge, sitting behind the bench as it were, he's just a regular guy, drinks whiskey, plays cards, meets the occasional girl ... rides a lot. I thought that was interesting, you got to show the human being as well as the judge."
Perry developed the character and has worked with screenwriters to flesh out his stories into the original (which was called just plain "Goodnight for Justice") and the one currently filming, "Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts."
That said, while it only took 15 days to film "Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man," Fisher reminded everyone that "Star Wars" took a lot longer.
"We're still shooting it," she joked.
"Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man" premieres on The Hallmark Movie Channel on Jan. 28.
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