Mark Hamill Asks Star Wars Fans to Campaign for Carrie Fisher’s Walk of Fame Star

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

It’s been two years since Carrie Fisher passed away. Yet her presence has continued to leave a mark on others to this day and Mark Hamill is helping her legacy thrive by pushing for Fisher to get her star on the Walk of Fame early.

In a tweet posted last Tuesday, Hamill urged fans to take part in his mission tweeting,

“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 Hollywood.” Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t hurt, urging them to time it to the release of #EpIX#AlwaysWithUs”

Celebrities receiving stars after their death isn’t uncommon. And there is one given out each year, but as Hamill pointed out there is a five-year wait. Hamill’s dream to cut the wait by three years is ambitious, but only time will tell if the power of Star Wars is strong in the force.

Fisher passed away December 27, 2016. After her death, she won a Grammy for Best Spoken-Word Album for the narration of her book “The Princess Diarist.”

Fisher will appear as Leia Organa in the next Star Wars movie via unused footage from “The Last Jedi.”

Mark Hamill received his own star this March. Fisher’s legacy was mentioned during the ceremony and Ford talked about how much he missed her.

“When thinking about today, I was really sorry that we don’t have the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us, but I feel her presence,” Ford said.

“Star Wars: Episode IX” will hit theaters next year December 20.

The print version of this article appeared Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Editors Note: The title of this article changed to better represent the article. The original title was “Mark Hamill Campains for Carrie Fisher to Get a Star on the Walk of Fame Early.”

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