The push for the late Carrie Fisher to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has received the endorsement of none other than the original Captain Kirk himself, Star Trek icon William Shatner.
Following a suggestion last week by Mark Hamill that a star honoring his fellow Star Wars veteran should replace the one dedicated to Donald Trump, Shatner asked his Twitter followers whether it's true Fisher had been overlooked by the Walk of Fame. "If it is what are we going to do about it?" he wrote.
When one fan stated suggested that Fisher's star be placed next to that of her mother, the late Debbie Reynolds, Shatner agreed that "would be nice," and even offered to share room on his side of the street. However, Shatner told another fan they would have to hold off on raising the funds to pay for the star until they consulted Fisher's family.
Awww...that would be nice. There is room on my side of the street. https://t.co/uy9SYdOWlr— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 14, 2018
Let’s hold off on that. We’ll make the proper inquiries first to see what her family says https://t.co/S2fDXsI8xM— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 14, 2018
Fisher, beloved for her role as Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, passed away Dec. 27, 2016, at age 60, a week after she suffered a massive heart attack on an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died Dec. 28. They were buried together at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, with Fisher’s ashes placed in a large porcelain urn designed to resemble a Prozac pill, an antique from the 1950s that her brother Todd Fisher called one of her “prized possessions.”
At the time of her death, Fisher had completed her role in director Rian Johnson's Stars Wars: The Last Jedi. Footage shot by Fisher for that film and for The Force Awakens will be used to complete Leia's storyline in the upcoming Episode IX.