Is Luke Skywalker supposed to be gay? Mark Hamill weighs in

Is Luke Skywalker supposed to be gay? Mark Hamill weighs in

Star Wars director JJ Abrams said this week he would love to see a gay character in the hit franchise.

His wishes may have already been answered.

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, has revealed his character could be gay. He says the Jedi Master’s sexuality was unspecified and wants it left to viewers to decide.

He said: “I just read online that JJ 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.”

Luke only ever kissed one person in Star Wars – his sister Princess Leia. That ought to put him off girls for life.

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