After posting causing a stir amongst both Trump supporters and dissenters via posts on his Twitter account, Mark Hamill has commented on his viral, headline-grabbing audio clips where he mocks various tweets by then-President-Elect Trump by reading them in his iconic Joker voice.
According to the Huffington Post, Hamill had no intention of making his inventive audio recreations of the president's tweets a regular occurrence after the first one. However, the actor felt compelled to come forward again after Trump continued to tweet out further controversial comments. “The second one was when he insulted Meryl Streep,” Hamill said. “It’s like a Mel Brooks comedy. He’s so funny!”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017
His third tweet came after Trump made disparaging comments about Rep. John Lewis, prior to Trump's inauguration. “My jaw hit the ground,” Hamill explained. “That one I felt I almost had a moral obligation to do.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 16, 2017
After becoming a household name thanks to his role "Star Wars'" as Luke Skywalker, Hamill struck acting gold a second time for his voice portrayal of The Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series," a role he's revised in various other features over the past 25 years. “Having done villains for so long, you do recognize rich dialogue,” Hamill said. “In a bipartisan way, these are his words, not mine. The fact that they sound perfect coming out of such a demented character, that speaks for itself.”
“I totally agree with people who say, ‘Ah you’re a celebrity, shut up, we don’t want to hear your opinion,’” Hamill stated, then defended his position by adding, “But I’m also a citizen. They’re entitled to their opinion, as well. I’m not interested in telling other people how to vote. I mean, honestly, I think this man has showed us who he is, and if you find that acceptable in a president, more power to you; that’s what America is all about.”
Acknowledging his iconic role in "Star Wars," Hamill concluded, "I’m a member of the resistance, and I always will be.”