Yesterday (US time), Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away after suffering a heart attack. Even if she has gone on, we are thankful because not only did she give us Princess Leia, she gave us a taste of her clever wit and savagery. She was quite the jokester, and didn’t spare herself. In her memoir The Princess Diarist, she said:
“When men — 50-year-old-plus men down to… well, the age goes pretty low for statutory comfort — when men approach me to let me know that I was their first love, let’s just say I have mixed feelings. Why did all these men find it so easy to be in love with me then and so complex to be in love with me now?”
She didn’t spare anyone, not even George Lucas, the creator and director of the Star Wars films. In fact, when Lucas accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Film Institute in 2005, she had a few choice words to say.
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Of her time filming the original Star Wars trilogy, Fisher said, “I’m an alcoholic because George Lucas ruined my life. I mean that in the nicest possible way. George is a sadist, but like any abused child wearing a metal bikini, chained to a giant slug about to die, I keep coming back for more.”
She went on to praise him, saying, “Only a man like George could bring this whole new world populated by vivid and extraordinary characters, and providing Mark, Harrison, and myself with enough fan mail and even a small, merry band of stalkers keeping us entertained for the rest of our unnatural lives.”
Fisher is known for her appearances in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, but she has also starred in other films like The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally… Apart from her film roles, Fisher has published semi-autobiographical novels, a screenplay of her novel Postcards From the Edge, a one-woman play, and a non-fiction book.
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