Star Wars fans might be clamoring for the late Carrie Fisher to receive her first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but it seems like the Star Wars legend can’t receive the star just yet.
There’s been a lot of strong opinions about Fisher getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the past few weeks, especially after the actress’ long-time Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill took to social media to suggest that President Donald Trump’s star should be removed and replaced with Fisher’s.
The Star Wars legend doubled down on the suggestion last Wednesday, taking to Twitter to share a news item from summer last year where the West Hollywood City Council voted to have Trump’s star removed and replaced with Fisher’s.
While Fisher definitely deserves her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame considering her legacy as a Star Wars actress, writer, and advocate for mental health, it seems like it might actually take a while for Fisher to receive her own star.
According to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Ana Martinez, there are currently no plans to remove Trump’s star and replace them with anyone else’s. Speaking in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Martinez doused the internet’s current controversial campaign.
"We don't remove stars," Martinez told the publication, "The stars are part of the history of the Walk of Fame."
While the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce would love to give Carrie her own star, Martinez says that the application has to be submitted on the fifth anniversary of her death.
"Also, how do we know that Carrie Fisher wanted one?" Martinez asked. "We don't know if she ever was interested. She was never submitted for a star. We have to have something in writing from the person --they have to sign off. [In this case,] her family would have to do that. We'll gladly take the application on the fifth anniversary."
While we’re not certain whether or not Carrie ever wanted one, we’re very, very sure that Mark Hamill and the Star Wars fanbase wants one for the Star Wars legend.
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