Yesterday, William Shatner, perhaps most famous for portraying Star Trek‘s Captain Kirk, asked why Carrie Fisher didn’t have a star yet? He said, “If it is, what are we going to do about it?”
Shatner isn’t the only actor to realize that Fisher, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 60, hasn’t received a star on the infamous Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
Near the beginning of the month, Mark Hamill, also from Star Wars, suggested that Donald Trump’s star should be replaced by “someone who deserved it,” like Carrie Fisher.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 14, 2018
Approximately 119,000 people liked the tweet, and around 29,000 re-tweeted it as well. Shatner went on to have the discussion about her possible inclusion with a fan, with both of them agreeing that her star should be placed next to that of her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
Mr. Shatner explained that he even spoke with one of Fisher’s family members to make sure it’s ok they go ahead with deliberations.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 6, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce administers the Walk Of Fame, and any celebrity can receive a star, as long as their management agrees to install it. However, usually, in the case of a celebrity’s death, the committee typically waits approximately five years after their passing, which means they have to wait until 2021.
A ceremony for a Walk Of Fame star costs approximately $40,000, and the council explained that the money goes toward installing the star, as well as continuing to the famous walkway’s upkeep.
As you may know, the accolade has found itself in the news lately due to the inclusion of Donald Trump, who received a star in 2007. A disgruntled man recently smashed the star with a pick-ax and was later taken into police custody.
During a chat with reporters afterward, he said he suddenly became frustrated with his policies and decided to trash it once and for all.