Many actors do a whole lot for their fans, recognizing their passion as a credit to success. But very few have gone above and beyond like Mark Hamill.
The Star Wars actor had been contacted by screenwriter, Ed Solomon who was reaching out with hopes of doing something special for a friend’s son. The child who was dying from an illness was a fan of the saga and wanted to meet Luke Skywalker.
Solomon relayed his story on Twitter, sharing a heartwarming anecdote about Hamill’s dedication to his fans. Check out the posts below.
Though Solomon did not know Hamill directly, he had put the call through the actor’s agent. And Hamill did come through, despite the agent’s tempered warnings not to get their hopes up.
Some actors do not like requests to “get into character” or “say that one line” from the most famous roles, and it is somewhat disrespectful depending on the situation. They are professionals and not meant to bend to everyone’s requests.
But a child with a love of Star Wars who just wants to meet his hero is a different situation, and Hamill has responded with eagerness.
The actor has been responsible for many great characters and performances in the geek fandoms between the roles as Luke Skywalker and animated version of the Joker. He is also one of the very few who feels indebted to the fans for his successes.
Hamill is wonderful, and when it seems like we cannot be more fond of him, he goes beyond what we could ever expect.
Fans will see him as Luke Skywalker on the silver screen when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.