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The Prime Minister of Canada posts a video with Hayden Christensen to celebrate Star Wars Day | TV and display

On May 4, Star Wars Day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed his passion for the film saga, through a video posted on social networks, alongside Hayden Christensen.

The clip shows him sitting at his desk while receiving a video call from the actor who played Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), wishing him a “Happy May 4th,” the date on which the famous science fiction saga is celebrated.

Justin Trudeau celebrates Star Wars Day 2024 with video

In the video, Trudeau responds excitedly and mentions that he’s also celebrating the date. He then reveals that he encouraged his children to start watching epic films. When asked about his plans, he replied that he was working and had to leave soon.

After the call, Justin Trudeau grabbed a briefcase and opened it to reveal a lightsaber and some papers. He collects his things and leaves his office. The video concludes with a circular cut, a signature element of the Star Wars saga.

Last Friday, Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, visited the White House and was greeted by President Joe Biden, who called him “Joe-B-Wan Kenobi,” a reference to Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

After their meeting in the Oval Office, Hamill surprised everyone by appearing in the press room. “Who was Mark Hamill directing at their bingo press conference?” The actor joked, wearing aviator-shaped sunglasses, which, according to him, were given to him by Biden.

When reporters asked him about his meeting with Joe Biden, Hamill confirmed that he called him “Mr. President,” but in a friendly way. Biden replied: “You can call me Joe.”

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Why is Star Wars Day celebrated?

The re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace coincides with the celebration of Star Wars Day, created by fans to honor George Lucas’ iconic franchise.

This followed a news article in the London Evening News, which reported a note congratulating Margaret Thatcher on becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: “The fourth be with you, Maggie.”

On the occasion of the film’s 25th anniversary, the first episode returns to the big screen. The initiative began on May 1 in Mexico, continuing the next day in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was re-released on May 4 in Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay.

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