Mark Hamill teases Luke Skywalker’s sexuality in an all-new interview. Since Luke’s sexuality is never addressed, it’s up to the viewer to decide. If you think Luke Skywalker is gay, then ‘of course he is!’
Mark Hamill, 64, is setting the record straight on Luke Skywalker’s sexuality. The Star Wars icon revealed that Luke Skywalker could definitely be gay, if that’s what the viewers want. He wants people to judge Luke by his character, not by his sexuality!
“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,” Mark told The Sun. “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.”
Bravo, Mark. That’s exactly how people should look at Luke Skywalker. His sexuality shouldn’t matter whatsoever. It’s so refreshing to see someone so open-minded.
This isn’t the first time that Mark has spoken out about Luke’s sexuality. He replied to a message from a fan on Twitter and said, “His sexuality is never directly addressed in the films. Luke is whatever the audience wants him to be, so you can decide for yourself. All the best, mh.”
J.J. Abrams, the director of The Force Awakens, is very open to the idea of a gay character in the Star Wars universe. “It seems insanely narrow-minded to say that there wouldn’t be a homosexual character in [the Star Wars] world,” he said at the US-Ireland Alliance Oscar Wilde Awards, according to EW.
HollywoodLifers, what’s your interpretation of Luke’s sexuality? Do you think he’s gay? Let us know!