Mark Hamill Asks Fans To Help Get Carrie Fisher A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
While the late Carrie Fisher has yet to get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fans of the beloved Star Wars regular are working to make it happen, and they’re even getting a little help from Fisher’s on-screen brother.
Mark Hamill took to Twitter today to respond to a user who wanted to know who they could lobby to in order to get Fisher her star. The actor responded with the following call to action:
“Carrie will get her well-deserved Star on the Walk of Fame, it’s only a matter of when. The rule is a 5-year wait when awarded posthumously. A letter to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t hurt, urging them to time it to the release of #EpIX #AlwaysWithUs”
Hamill himself got his Walk of Fame star earlier this year. At the ceremony, both he and Harrison Ford took the time to acknowledge Fisher and her legacy.
Though she passed away back in December 2016, Fisher featured prominently in the subsequent Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a film that was dedicated to her memory. For the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, however, J.J. Abrams will be continuing General Leia’s story with the help of unused footage from the previous two episodes. It was a decision that received the approval of Fisher’s brother Todd, as well as Hamill himself.
At the moment, it’s unclear what the writers have planned for Leia in what will presumably be her final film. Rumor and speculation, however, has suggested that the General may continue to play a guiding role in the Resistance that will see her direct the team on missions across the galaxy.
We’ll find out if that’s the case when Star Wars: Episode IX lands in theaters on December 20th, 2019, but either way, here’s hoping that Abrams and his team find a send-off for Leia that is tasteful and true to her legacy.