Mark Hamill Reveals Luke Skywalker Might Be Gay In 'Star Wars'

"Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves."

06/03/2016 4:34 AM AEDT | Updated 06/03/2016 4:34 AM AEDT

To those wondering about Luke Skywalker's sexuality, this is the quote you're looking for.

Mark Hamill recently opened up to The Sun about the issue and gave new hope to fans looking for gay characters in the "Star Wars" universe.

“Fans are writing and ask 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,” the actor said. “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.”

Recently, "The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams opened up about the possibility of gay characters in "Star Wars." "It seems insanely narrow minded to say that there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world," he said.

If you look at the character's romantic past, he does kiss a girl in "Star Wars," who turns out to be his sister. (Gross, dude.) And in the books and comics about the universe, Luke actually has a wife and a son. However, that doesn't define anyone's sexuality, and Disney apparently made all those stories irrelevant after the purchase of Lucasfilm, starting a new official canon.

Gay or not, Luke and (his possible daughter) Rey will be back in "Star Wars VIII," scheduled to hit theaters in 2017, so answers might not be in a galaxy that far, far away.

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