Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker calls Lea Salonga his 2nd favorite Lea

Jun 12, 2017
Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker of Star Wars, calls Lea Salonga his 2nd favorite Lea.

Mark Hamill, best known as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, praised Lea Salonga when they met each other at the 2017 Tony Awards held in New York City.

The Hollywood actor had a photo with the Filipina Broadway star during the 71st Tony Awards held on June 11 (US time) at the Radio City Music Hall.

In his Twitter account featuring 1.83 million followers, Mark used hashtags to indicate that Lea Salonga as his second favorite Lea.

His caption read: "And here it is!!! @MsLeaSalonga, thank you for being so gracious and sweet.
#TonyAwards2017 #My2ndFavoriteLea #LeaAndLuke #SoLongSalonga"

Mark was referring to the late Carrie Fisher as his No. 1 favorite Lea. Carrie, who portrayed Princess Leia in Star Wars, died in December 2016 at age 60.

Her death took place a few days after she had a heart attack onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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During the Tony Awards' "In Memoriam" segment, Mark paid tribute to his Star Wars co-star and his friend of over 40 years:

"This past year, we lost many beloved members of our theatrical family. Legends of the stage, artists from behind the scenes, princes of show business, and a princess," said Hamill as he referred to Carrie's iconic role as Princess Leia while touching his hand to his heart.

"They inspired a generation of theater lovers projecting strength, resilience, and integrity," he continued. "We'll cherish their passion and their expertise that made Broadway what it is today and their indomitable spirit that continues to influence what it strives to become tomorrow."

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