Mark Hamill tells fan wondering if she can dress as Luke Skywalker: 'Gender matters not with the force'

The Star Wars actor encourages female fans to dress up as Luke Skywalker

Maya Oppenheim@mayaoppenheim
Wednesday 15 June 2016 14:36
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Hammill has amassed a following of more than 1.1 million followers on Twitter and is famed for directly interacting with his fans
Hammill has amassed a following of more than 1.1 million followers on Twitter and is famed for directly interacting with his fans

Mark Hamill has said all genders are free to dress up as Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker.

The 64-year-old actor, who is known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, was asked by a female fan on Twitter whether it was okay for her to go to a comic con dressed as Luke Skywalker.

The fan added that she was planning to do so regardless.

Hamill responded by saying “Gender matters not when you're rocking the force like you are".

Hammill has amassed a following of more than 1.1 million followers on Twitter and is famed for directly interacting with his fans. He is also known to deliberately tease them on social media, taunting them with confusing hints about what might happen in Episode VIII.

Back in April, he announced to fans that Episode VIII's director Rian Johnson had given him the go-ahead to reveal a quick glimpse of the film's trailer.

But in actual fact, he meant “trailer” in the literal sense of the word, and shared a photograph of his on-set trailer.

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