The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously voted to have Donald Trump's star removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame after multiple instances of vandalism, and Star Wars alum Mark Hamill has pitched the perfect person to replace him: film icon Carrie Fisher, who passed away in 2016.
In a tweet responding to The Hill's story, Hamill suggested the late actress take Trump's spot in the popular tourist attraction using #AStarforCarrie, which has since gone viral. "Good riddance! (and I know just who should replace him....)" he wrote.
Hamill shared a special relationship with Fisher, who played his long-lost twin sister Leia in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy. Both reprised their roles for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first film in J.J. Abrams' new trilogy, but their characters didn't reunite on-screen until its follow-up film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which saw Hamill's Luke Skywalker die and become one with the Force. Fisher will appear posthumously in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker via unused footage left over from The Force Awakens.
The fan response to Hamill's tweet has been overwhelmingly positive, with many using #AStarforCarrie as a rallying cry while voicing their support for the suggestion.
It's crazy that Carrie Fisher doesn't have a ⭐️ on the Walk of Fame. She's a goddamn LEGEND with her work in front & behind the camera. There's a fee & nomination process, but I'm surprised Disney didn't pay for one for either of her most recent STAR WARS films. #AStarForCarrie— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) June 19, 2019
Fisher might seem like the perfect candidate to replace Trump on the Walk of Fame, but according to the rules, she's currently ineligible to receive her own star. "We would love for Carrie Fisher to have a star, but the application has to be submitted on the fifth anniversary of her death," Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Ana Martinez told the Los Angeles Times. Fisher will be eligible after December 2021.
Although Fisher never submitted an application to receive a star on Walk of Fame while she was alive, her family or estate has the option to do so once she's eligible via a written request. "We'll gladly take the application on the fifth anniversary," added Martinez. They'd also be responsible for the mandatory $50,000 fee that covers the construction of the star, installing it, overall maintenance, and a replica plaque.