Mark Hamill Says: ‘Hero’ Zelensky Compares Russia to Star Wars’ Evil Empire

Mark Hamill has said that President Volodymyr Zelensky was “absolutely heroic” in the invasion of Russia while revealing that the Ukrainian leader compared Russia to the “Evil Empire” in Star Wars.

The 71-year-old Star Wars actor is an ambassador for the United24 project, which donates drones to the Ukrainian military.

Speaking to BBC correspondent Laura Kuenssberg on her Sunday morning politics programme, Hamill paid homage to Mr Zelensky, saying: “I’m really drawn to this man… because he is. Totally a hero.

“And the Ukrainian people were inspired. He is a wonderful man. “

He said Mr Zelensky was referencing the Star Wars films when the two met in September, adding: “He was referencing the movies. And it’s not hard to see why.

“Star Wars has always been a children’s fairy tale, and fairy tales are moral stories of good and evil, where good is clearly demarcated, evil is divided. clearly defined.

“It is not difficult to extrapolate an evil Empire to Russia invading a sovereign country. So that’s not surprising, and that’s probably what attracted him to me.

“Obviously we weren’t interested in it – I mean, I was surprised he had time in his schedule to talk to me.”

Hamill chuckles and adds: “When we talk for so long, I think, don’t you need to get back to work?”

The American actor revealed his involvement in the United24 project last month, saying he was “very honored” when asked.

His role includes fundraising to support Ukraine’s defense forces, the Army Drones, a project set up by the Ukrainian government to procure drones to support the war effort.

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The project’s website says the drones will be used to monitor the 2,470km front line and respond effectively to enemy attacks.

When asked by Kuenssberg if the platform could be used to deliver lethal technology, Hamill replied: “Ukraine needs drones.

“They have some drones but not nearly as many as the Russians.” Mark Hamill Says: ‘Hero’ Zelensky Compares Russia to Star Wars’ Evil Empire

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