Mark Hamill may have attended the San Diego Comic-Con this year, and if you did, you might have met him. For a brief, exciting moment on Monday, I thought I did.
The Star Wars actor was active on social media during the convention and teased fans with references to different costumes to see if anyone could discover him. Suitable for an event full of superheroes with hidden identities.
"FUN FACT: I'm HERE NOW !!" Hamill wrote on Instagram. "Here are the 4 masks that I will wear (1 for each day), so be on HIGH ALERT & please say hello, if you see me!"
On Saturday, I spotted someone dressed as a "Vader Trump" in a blond dress wig styled in a trump and wearing a golf club with "Make the Death Star Great Again" on the back of his shirt. I loved the costume, so I had to take a picture. On Monday morning it looked like the guy I took a picture with was Luke Skywalker in person after CNET's Bridget Carey led me to a tweet where Hamill seems to confirm that Vader Trump was one of his secret costumes , (The actor is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.)
"It's true, everything," he tweeted, hashing his mail #OrangeVader and # MyFinalDayAtSDCC201
Many other fans were celebrating spending time with Luke Skywalker. That's how they thought.
For about two hours, I was overjoyed and thought I had taken a selfie with the Star Wars star. But Hamill is a joker, and we fell for it.
The San Diego Union Tribune summoned him on Monday and confirmed that Darth Trump was cosplayer James Cherry of Redlands, California. Hamill stuttered in a tweet and said, "Actor Mark Hamill says it was all fun and just a joke to playfully distract his fans, he asserts (with no proof) most people enjoyed his massive San Diego comic con – Job!
"I read several comments from people who said it was not him From the mole on his right arm to another person who claimed they saw the real cosplayer without the orange mask, and definitely not Mark Hamill, "said Fan Brendan Bajillioz. I think that's the time when doubts were saturated. I was not too surprised when he announced that it was just a joke. It was still surreal to think that I had been so close to Luke Skywalker without even knowing it. "
Undercover celebrities happen here and there at Comic-Con, but when it comes to Hamill, we'll have it. I wondered if he even was there.
I tweeted my selfie with Vader Trump and Hamill And while he "liked" my tweets before, this time he answered for the first time and took my comic (19659002) "Just remember Jerry," he answered, quoting Seinfeld: "It's not a lie … if you believe it. "
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