Mark Hamill, the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, is getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But he's not all that thrilled about it because Donald Trump has one too.
After news broke on Wednesday that Mark Hamill, 66, will be getting a star on Hollywood's famous Walk of Fame, the Star Wars protagonist and hero expressed some reservations about the award which is coveted by most performers. His star will be officially dedicated on March 8, 2018.
Exclusive: Mark @HamillHimself will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8 https://t.co/QVINRDZt9B… https://t.co/xPb2VzcJZu— Variety (@Variety)1519240332.0
Hamill, known for his humility and out-of-the-spotlight lifestyle, said that he never thought "something like this would happen."
Can't say this is a dream come true because I was never foolish enough to think something like this could ever happ… https://t.co/Yp7wtxD0xy— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1519306783.0
And although his tweet did express gratitude, he used this opportunity to take an indirect jab at President Donald Trump, who received a star in 2007. Hamill said that he must "remind myself" that "someone" got a "Star" for "just one crappy reality show."
Hamill has received tons of support from fans and followers on Twitter. And he has the class to thank them for it.
@DirkBlocker Thanks so much Dirk! Congrats on B-99 passing the 100 episode milestone. You & Joel make a great team… https://t.co/S1TnHev8uu— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1519335202.0
Fans of Hamill's include up-and-coming Hollywood stars like Kyle Mooney.
@kylemooney Thanks Kyle- Keep making movies as good as Brigsby Bear & you'll be there too. Maybe we'll be neighbors! xoxo, mh— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1519336118.0
Lady Valkyrie went to Wakana has high hopes for the future of Hamill's star. In 2016, dogs were pictured defecating on Trump's star.
@HamillHimself I think the difference here is that generations of fans will pose next to your star cosplaying Luke… https://t.co/yBkwEZLR3L— Lady Valkyrie went to Wakanda. It was great! (@Lady Valkyrie went to Wakanda. It was great!)1519307016.0
This isn't the first time Hamill has gone after Trump, however. In January, following the release of author Michael Wolff's explosive book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Hamill mocked Trump's response to the book. And it speaks for itself.
Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used… https://t.co/sk2TeLbqjo— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1515213128.0
Congratulations, sir! This dignified, statesman-like tweet is the perfect way to counter the book's narrative that… https://t.co/rX8HxeYzqy— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1515224861.0
Hamill also remarked on his concerns to a critic over the dangers he perceives from Trump and his embattled presidency. But he did so politely and eloquently, as only a Jedi Master can.
@TheDutchTexan I truly worry about my country being led by someone who taunts Kim Jong Un about the size of his Nuc… https://t.co/whfDeMnuYr— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1519308884.0
The critic, The Dutch Texan, then basically referred to Hamill as his hero.
@HamillHimself Noted! You have been a huge part of my childhood and as such you have my respect and my appreciation… https://t.co/f1FLoIXR64— The Dutch Texan (@The Dutch Texan)1519310801.0
But in the end, fans get the last word.
@HamillHimself You deserve it and more! Congrats, well deserved!!— John Raleigh (@John Raleigh)1519307971.0
May the Force be with you, Mark.