Star Wars superfan Jacob Tremblay meets Mark Hamill
It’s no secret that Jacob Tremblay loves Star Wars. Not only did the young actor celebrate this latest Star Wars Day with Padme Amidala herself, Natalie Portman, but he also named his puppy Rey in honor of Daisy Ridley’s character in the latest trilogy — and has met the real-life Ridley, as well.
But Wednesday night’s The Book of Henry premiere saw him meet Mark Hamill, a.k.a. Luke Skywalker himself. Tremblay eagerly tweeted about the meeting — and shared pictures of the two of them on the red carpet — saying, “Geeked out, big time, don’t even care! Thank you [Mark Hamill] for chatting with me!” He even added the hashtags, #Woah! and #LukeSkywalker.
Hamill, who’s no stranger to surprising ardent Star Wars fans (like Adam Scott), retweeted Tremblay’s tweet, adding, “You (& the entire cast) were wonderful in #TheBookOfHenry Jacob! A beautiful film – so unpredictable, heartfelt & moving #GreatMovie #JediJake”
Hamill, Portman, and Ridley aren’t the only Star Wars figures Tremblay has met since he shared his love for the franchise during 2016’s awards season, where among other laurels he won a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in Room and joked, “I know where to put this: on the shelf, right beside my Millennium Falcon.”
He also bumped elbows with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams at the AFI Awards, and had a mock lightsaber duel with actor Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron in the newest films. Tremblay has also penned some Star Wars fan fiction — as he tweeted earlier this month — joking, “Who do I gotta talk to?”
The Book of Henry arrives in theaters this Friday.