Luke Skywalker could be gay, says Mark Hamill

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On the heels of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams saying gay characters could become part of the franchise, Mark Hamill says that his character, Luke Skywalker, could be gay.

"I just read online that J.J. is very much open to that," he said to the Sun. "In the old days, you would get fan mail, but now fans are writing and asking all these questions: 'I'm bullied in school ... I'm afraid to come out.' They say to me: 'Could Luke be gay?' I'd say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves."

In February, Abrams said it's inevitable for a film in the franchise to include a gay character.

Mark Hamill through the years:

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Mark Hamill with his girlfriend at a theater; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 14: ROOM 222 - 'I've Got the Hammer, If You've Got the Thumb' - 9/14/73, Mark Hamill (as Matt Evans) and Phil Carey (as Benjamin Evans) in the 'I've Got the Hammer, If You've Got the Thumb' episode of the ABC series 'Room 222.', (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
JUN 15 1977, MAY 30 1978, JUN 4 1978; 'Star Wars' has Given three Performers that 'All-Important Break'; Featured in the popular science fantasy movie are, from left, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.; (Photo By Steve Larson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
CANADA - JUNE 23: Actor; Mark Hamill (Photo by Reg Innell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
American actor Mark Hamill, star of George Lucas' space saga 'Star Wars', 1978. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images)
Mark Hamill hitchhikes from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in a scene from the film 'Corvette Summer', 1978. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Show Coverage - Shoot Date: April 3, 1978. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BENJAMIN BURTT JR.;C3PO;MARK HAMILL
Mark Hamill (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
FRIDAYS - Show Coverage - Shoot Date: May 8, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: MARK HAMILL;MICHAEL RICHARDS;EXTRA
KIDS ARE PEOPLE TOO - Show Coverage - Shoot Date: July 24, 1980. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HOST MICHAEL YOUNG (C) AND MARK HAMILL (R) WITH AUDIENCE MEMBERS
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 11: Actor Mark Hamill, best known for starring as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, and his wife Marilou York attend a premiere on February 11, 1989 in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
CANADA - NOVEMBER 18: 'Luke Skywalker' on Wellesley; Star Wars star Mark Hamill and Toronto actress Jessica Steen take a break on location at Jarvis Collegiate; where they're filming an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode for airing on TV in February. (Photo by Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Mark Hamill & Dean Cain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 20: George Lucas ,the Film's Creator, [left] And Mark Hamill Who Played Luke Skywalker At The London Premiere Of The Film 'star Wars' (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Mark Hamill (center) and sons during 'Starship Troopers' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Actor Mark Hamill and actress Carrie Fisher attending '10th Anniversary Gala for American Film Institute' on November 17, 1977 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 15: Shannon Elizabeth, Writer/Director/Actor Kevin Smith, Mark Hamill and Jason Mewes attend the post-premiere party for 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' on August 15, 2001 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mark Hamill during World Premiere Of 'The Hulk' - Hollywood at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
X-Men's Alan Cumming and Star Wars Mark Hamill (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Meri Lou and Mark Hamill during 2004 Cannes Film Festival - 'The Life and Death of Peter Sellers' Premiere at Palais Du Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
WESTWOOD , CA - MAY 12: Actor Mark Hamill (centre) and his daugter Chelsea (left) and wife Marilou arrive with C-3PO to the 'Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith' Los Angeles Premiere at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California. The premiere benefits the charity Artists for a New South Africa and its comprehensive, ground-breaking program for South African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD , CA - MAY 12: Actor Mark Hamill and Chewbacca arrive at the 'Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith' Los Angeles Premiere at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California. The premiere benefits the charity Artists for a New South Africa and its compreshensive, ground-breaking program for South African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Actor Mark Hamill (R) and Chelsea Hamill arrive at Spike TV's 7th Annual Video Game Awards at the Nokia Event Deck at LA Live on December 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Director/Actor Mark Hamill attends the Black Pearl Photocall during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
THE NEIGHBORS - 'It Has Begun . . . . ' - The Weavers take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City, where Marty learns that Larry Bird not only counts cards, he can see through them, and Jackie admits that she's always wanted a human wedding. Meanwhile, Dick Butkus, in charge back home, gets an ominous call from his grandpa. Is it time for the Neighbors to return to Zabvron? Find out on the Season Finale of 'The Neighbors,' WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. The episode features two of science fiction's biggest icons as guest stars, George Takei as Grandfather and Mark Hamill as Commandant Bill. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE TAKEI, MARK HAMILL
ESSEN, GERMANY - JULY 28: Actor and producer Mark Hamill (L), best known for his performance as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, and actor Warwick Davis (R) attend the Star Wars Celebration at Messe Essen on July 28, 2013 in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actor Mark Hamill attends the Midnight Mission's 100 year anniversary Golden Heart Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on September 30, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels speak onstage during Star Wars Celebration 2015 on April 16, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 10: Actor Mark Hamill (C) poses with Imperial Stormtroopers at the Lucasfilm panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 10: Actors Harrison Ford (R) and Mark Hamill attend Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Mark Hamill attends the Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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"When I talk about inclusivity, it's not excluding gay characters. It's about inclusivity. So of course," he said. "To me, the fun of 'Star Wars' is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world."

While plot details remain under wraps for the next "Star Wars" film, opening Dec. 15, 2017, Daisy Ridley has said Luke Skywalker will be "so cool" in the next film. John Boyega has teased the script for the upcoming film as "great" and "much darker."

"My part in the next film will be much more physical so I might be in the gym a bit more," he told British Vogue in January.

Opening night of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans attend the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Star Wars fans attend the Star Wars-themed wedding of Australian fans Caroline Ritter, 34, and Andrew Porters, 29, (not in photo), in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre, December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: A fan stands in line to watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' outside of AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on December 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Fans line up to watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' outside of AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on December 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans go through security during the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 17: A Darth Vader cosplayer from The Twin Suns Star Wars Club serves popcorn to fans on opening night of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Brenden Theatres inside Palms Casino Resort on December 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans attend the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans attend the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans attend the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 17: Imperial stormtrooper cosplayers and a Darth Vader cosplayer from The Twin Suns Star Wars Club pose for a photo with Andy Dacome (3rd L) on opening night of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Brenden Theatres inside Palms Casino Resort on December 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans attend the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Fans line up to watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' outside of AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on December 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Members of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus gather in front of a bar in the French Quarter, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in New Orleans. The group, a Mardi Gras parade club, is celebrating the premiere of the latest "Star Wars" movie with costumes, a brass band and a parade through the French Quarter. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Emilia Lindgren kisses R2-D2 during the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Fans seen during the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: A Storm Trooper at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter hekd in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
R2-D2, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and a stormtrooper attend the Star Wars-themed wedding of Australian 'Star Wars' fans Caroline Ritter, 34, and Andrew Porters, 29, (not in photo) in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre, December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: 'Star Wars' Fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter get married in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Australian Star Wars fans, Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter get married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Chewbacca, top left, and Darth Vader, top right. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Star Wars fans attend the Star Wars-themed wedding of Australian fans Caroline Ritter, 34, and Andrew Porters, 29, (not in photo), in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre, December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Children play with Star Wars character R2-D2 wearing a bow tie for the wedding of Australian Star Wars fans who got married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and a stormtrooper. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Australian Star Wars fans, Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter get married by officiator Obi-Shawn Crosby, top left, at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, a stormtrooper and R2-D2. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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