Coming on the heels of director J.J. Abrams' admittance that the Star Wars universe includes homosexual characters, Mark Hamill is offering his two cents on the issue of gays in a galaxy far, far away.
The actor spoke to The Sun and brought up the fact that his character Luke Skywalker's sexuality is never specified. If we're only talking about the films and excluding the expanded universe, the only person Luke shows any romantic interest in is his sister Leia.
Now, fans are asking Hamill if Luke could indeed be gay, and he's responding.
Mark Is Leaving The Decision Up To The Audience
He's totally supportive of all those in the gay community who identify with his character:
"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."
So he's not confirming it one way or the other, but it's certainly nice of him to look out for all of his fans.
This Feels Like A Good Opportunity To Bring Back This Vine
Sorry about this, I just couldn't help myself.
Would you want Luke to be gay?
(Source: The Sun)