After Mark Hamill, Star Trek star William Shatner has also joined in for calling on adding Carrie Fisher to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The whole discussion caught heat after President Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame got vandalised, prompting the Hollywood City Counsel to conduct a voting to have the star removed permanently. This was when Hamill stepped in with the idea of replacing Trump’s star with his Star Wars co-stars Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016.
Hamill tweeted saying that how about we replace the Star with someone who actually earned it. Someone Like Carry Fisher. This even took many fans by surprise who thought that Fisher already have a star as the beloved Star Wars actress was already recognized on the Hollywood’s Walk Of The Name.
It turns out that Shatner was also among those surprised fans who took to Twitter on Monday tweeting, “Hey Star Wars, is it true that Carrie Fisher doesn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame?” He even revealed that he visited Fisher’s family. “I just asked a member of Carrie’s family if there are any issues,” Shatner tweeted. “Again let’s see what they say first before we do anything.”
The rules of Walk Of Fame allows an additional of only one posthumous star per year. This also comes along with a five year waiting period before that Star can qualify for it. This means that Fisher will be not be officially eligible for her Star until 2021.
Fisher died in 2016 at the age of 60. She made an appearance in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, that released exactly a year before her death. She will also be appearing in an old unused footage in Star War: Episode IX, that will release in 2019. This film will also mark an end to the complete Star Wars along with the Skywalker that began in the original Star Wars back in 1977.