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Mark Hamill wins the internet encouraging young woman to dress as Luke Skywalker

Published 20/06/2016 | 11:25

Actors, from left, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, appear in a scene from Lucasfilm's
Actors, from left, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, appear in a scene from Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope"
Mark Hamill arrives at the world premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

Mark Hamill had the best response to a young woman who tweeted him asking if she could go to Comic-Con dressed as Luke Skywalker.

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“Can I go to Comic-Con as Luke Skywalker even though I’m a girl? I’m doing it anyways,” Jessica Bentley wrote.

Although it’s clear that she had her mind made up, the Star Wars actor responded in the best way possible. 

“Gender matters not when you’re rocking the Force like you are, baby!” he responded. 

He even added #FantasticallyForcefulFemme and #JoltinJediJessica at the end. 

No doubt there’ll be an influx of female Luke Skywalkers at this year’s Comic-Con, beard or no beard.

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