Actors are calling for Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star to be replaced by one for Carrie Fisher .
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker alongside the actress in the Star Wars franchise, said the tribute should take the place of the US president’s after his was destroyed in a recent attack.
Now the actor has been joined in support by Star Trek actor William Shatner who tweeted his dismay that the actress’s name isn’t among the 2,600 immortalised on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
He tweeted: “Hey Star Wars is it true that Carrie Fisher does not have a star on the walk of fame? If it is what are we going to do about it?”
One fan responded: “They should put it next to her mother’s Debbie Reynolds. That would be the greatest thing to do. Mother and Daughter side by side on the Hollywood walk of fame forever.”
Shatner replies: “Awww…that would be nice. There is room on my side of the street.”
Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, said he would need to consult with Fisher’s family before starting an application to have her honoured.
He added if they agreed “it will be easy to get this done”.
Fisher died on December 27 in 2016. She was 60.
The following day, her film star mum suffered a severe stroke and died in hospital.
Last month Trump’s star was destroyed by a man with a pickaxe leading to calls for it not to be replaced.
Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said Fisher had not been nominated for a star while she was alive but it was possible she wasn’t interested in getting one – Prince was approached twice regarding the honour but declined both times.
Other stars who don’t have one include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Robert de Niro.
Anyone can nominate a star for the Walk of Fame, which costs £31,300.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce decides whether to accept the nomination.
To be eligible, you have to have been famous for at least five years and have “professional” expertise in television, film, radio, live theatre or music.
All applications must include a written statement from the candidate, confirming they want one and that they would attend the unveiling ceremony if their application was accepted.
If the celebrity’s application is accepted, whoever nominated them needs to pay $40,000 for the manufacturing, unveiling ceremony and upkeep, such as cleaning.
There is a five-year waiting period for posthumous stars.