Jessica Bentley wanted to seek the final seal of approval from Luke Skywalker himself
Mark Hamill has been hailed after he gave a brilliant response to a female fan who wanted to dress up as Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars fan Jessica Bentley wanted to seek the final seal of approval from Luke Skywalker himself after she planned a costume ahead of a trip to Comic Con.
Posting on Twitter, she wrote: “Can I go to comic con as Luke Skywalker even though I’m a girl? I’m doing it anyways 🙂 #wigsarefun”
It wasn’t long before Hamill responded, providing an answer to the question that perfectly flew in the face of gender stereotypes.
“Gender matters not when you’re rocking’ the Force like you are, baby! #FantasticallyForcefulFemme #JoltinJediJessica”, he enthusiastically replied.
Praising Hamill’s response, Jessica replied: “You have made one weird girl super happy!!!!!!”
“You gave a great answer! May the force be with you!”, another fan told Hamill.
Hamill is currently filming Star Wars: Episode 8, alongside returning cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and Adam Driver.
Benicio Del Toro has also joined the cast, playing a yet-to-be announced villain in the film – which hits cinemas on December 15, 2017.