Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

"Star Wars" Legend Mark Hamill Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


The light side of the Force has spoken as Star Wars icon Mark Hamill sent a message of hope to a young fan and girls all around the galaxy. Other members of the Star Wars crew, including "Star Wars" creator and director George Lucas and co-star Harrison Ford, were on hand as Hamill's star was placed in front of the El Capitan Theatre.

Both Ford and Hamill gave emotional recollections of their time together filming the original trilogy and of getting together for their last Star Wars ride more than 30 years after the original films debuted.

"My 7-year-old daughter's crying in bed right now because she wants to wear her Star Wars t-shirt to school but is scared her classmates will laugh because she likes 'boy stuff, '" tweeted N.J. Simmonds‏. "He is extremely enthusiastic about everything that he does, and that's exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker".

Among the well wishers was Mark Hamill, who starred as Luke Skywalker in the sci-fi franchise. The actor continued, "I haven't been speechless since Force Awakens".

"I, at one point, had to say to Rian, 'I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you've made for this character".

He voiced his sadness that Fisher, who died in December 2016, was not there to celebrate with them, but that he felt her presence there.

On March 13th Star Wars: The Last Jedi enters the home video market followed by a 4K Ultra/Blu-ray release of the film on March 27th. He also thanked Ford by doing a spot-on impression of the actor, as Han Solo, giving him this piece of advice: "Hey kid, don't get cocky". He then rounded off his speech with a maniacal Joker cackle.

"If it werent for the public, Id be nowhere".

Hamill is also considered by many to be the definitive Joker for his award-winning voice work as Batman's nemesis, which began with "Batman: The Animated Series" in 1992.

We need to keep having these discussions until children of all genders can be comfortable saying, "May the Force be with you".

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