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Mark Hamill: Mitt Romney is 'not actually human' (Video)

07/16/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Mark Hamill says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "not actually human" and that people who don't vote to re-elect Barack Obama in the upcoming November election are "insane."

The 60-year-old actor, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" films, made his remarks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend while reminiscing about a show he used to watch as a kid - the Disney-produced 1950s series "Zorro."

"I knew nothing about Mexican history or anything. But just the idea of a privileged person fighting for the underdog - there's something very romantic about that," Hamill told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I guess it goes back to Robin Hood. People that are fighting for the middle class and for the Have-Nots. It's something that we see even playing out in the presidential race."

"And if you don't vote for Barack Obama, you're insane," he added. ''Cause without him, I think the middle class will completely disappear. And you look at Romney and I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I think he's like The Thing - he only imitates human behavior. He's not actually human himself."

Hamill cited a recent incident in which Romney drank some lemonade at an event in New Hampshire and when asked how it tasted, he replied: "Lemon. Wet. Good."

"So God bless him, I'm enjoying him running for office but I just came out as a lifelong democrat," Hamill said."

The actor attended Comic-Con to promote his newest project - the movie "Sushi Girl," which stars Noah Hathaway, who played Atreyu in the 1984 cult fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story" and horror flick actor Tony Todd.

Hamill described "Sushi Girl" as "a very violent, gangster picture in the sort of Quentin Tarantino mold."

"I love stuff that pushes me out of my comfort zone," he said. "I don't want to repeat myself and I want to rise to challenges that I've never had to face before. I did a Broadway musical  one of the hardest things I've ever done. I probably won't do another one but I'm glad I did that one."

Hamill was referring to his short run as Tony Hart in the musical "Harrigan 'n Hart" in 1985. He made his Broadway debut several years prior with the play "The Elephant Man." His last Broadway role was in the comedy "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" in 2003.

The actor is also known as the voice of the villain The Joker in the "Batman: Arkham City" and "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video games.

"I love that the characters are night and day," he said about Luke Skywalker and The Joker. "You have the Good Two-Shoes Luke, who's like the paragon of virtue, and you have one of the most depraved psychopaths ever in the Joker. It's sort of like an illustration that you're not a one-trick pony."

"I love them both for different reasons," Hamill added. "Joker's a little more liberating because you can't actually see me - I'm vocalizing the animated version in the video games He's so fun because being insane, he's unpredictable and because of that, never boring."

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