Make Star Love, not Star Wars. Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill is attempting to launch a campaign that will convince the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to install a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of the late Carrie Fisher.
In a Twitter post this morning, Hamill urged fans to take an active part, writing:
"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 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wouldn't hurt, urging them to time it to the release of #EpIX #AlwaysWithUs."
Fisher will appear in next year's Star Wars movie as General Organa via unused footage of her from The Last Jedi.
Posthumous stars are not uncommon. In fact, one is awarded each year, but as Hamill said, there is a five-year wait period between the actual death and the awarding. Some notable individuals who received stars after their passing are John Denver, Steve Irwin, and Elizabeth Montgomery.
Fisher, who passed away in December of 2016, won a Grammy after her death for Best Spoken-Word Album, courtesy of the narration she did for her own memoirs, The Princess Diarist.
Hamill received his own star on the Walk of Fame back in March at a ceremony attended by George Lucas and Harrison Ford.
Star Wars: Episode IX arrives in theaters Dec. 20, 2019.