Mark Hamill has been being asked about the sexuality of Luke Skywalker. He has been replying, telling people that Luke’s sexuality is what you would like it to be. I love that he says this, and it is just one of the many, many reasons as to why Mark Hamill is so awesome.
He most recently talked to The Sun about LGBT characters in Star Wars, saying:
“I just read online that J.J. is very much open to that. In the old days you would get fan mail.”
“But now fans are writing and ask all these questions, ‘I’m bullied in school… I’m afraid to come out’. They say to me, ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer.”
“If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
We should hopefully be getting more and more LGBT characters in Star Wars. With J.J. Abrams talking about it, that makes me feel confident that they will be going this route.
It’s very important that everyone has characters that they can watch and see themselves in. We need more representation of everyone. Star Wars doing this will make me very happy. A galaxy far, far away going this super positive way will for sure make an massive impact. With Star Wars introducing a huge amount of diversity, it will be seen all over, by everyone. Something this big being a part of the charge is really awesome!
Again, everyone should be able to have characters to relate in stuff that they are watching. Absolutely everybody needs to understand that. It is excellent that Star Wars is moving forward with as much diversity as possible. I love it!