‘Star Wars’ Actor Mark Hamill Has Harsh Words For Trump’s Cabinet
Trump’s chief advisor compared himself to Darth Vader
Earlier this month, ex-Breitbart editor and current chief advisor to president-elect Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, likened himself to a Sith Lord. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter. And there’s one actor who knows a little something about Sith Lords who has no problem agreeing with him, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast to promote his new quiz show, Pop Culture Quest, the Star Wars actor and lifelong Democrat had some hard words for the incoming administration. “I’m in total denial,” Hamill said. “I’m glad I have [Pop Culture Quest] to take my mind off what’s going on. Because if you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s-who of really despicable people.”
Although he’s upset about the election, Hamill, like his iconic character, has remained hopeful in the face of darkness. “It’s tempting to say, ‘Well, I’m moving to Canada, I can’t stand it.’ But in other ways, it’s a challenge to stay and defend your country and do what you think is right and not retreat and hide under the covers,” Hamill said. “It’s not gonna be easy, that’s for sure.”
This isn’t the first time Hamill has spoken out about his political beliefs. During the 2012 election, Hamill had some choice words for Mitt Romney, saying, “Mitt Romney is not actually human,” and on Twitter he called the Republican candidate a “snake-oil salesman.” Hamill also believes that president Barack Obama is a lot like his on-screen mentors in the original Star Wars trilogy. “Well he’s very wise,” Hamill said about Obama. “He’s got sort of a cross between Obi-Wan and Yoda.”