One of her many talents. Carrie Fisher spoke in near-fluent French while promoting the first Star Wars movie in a 1977 interview. The actress, who died on Tuesday at the age of 60 in Los Angeles after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to LAX on Friday, December 23, discusses the sci-fi hit with French journalists in the recently resurfaced clip. As her costar Harrison Ford sat beside her smoking a cigarette, the actress, who was just out of her teens, said she hoped Star … read more
Unbreakable bond. When Debbie Reynolds, who died at age 84 on Wednesday, December 28, received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award back in 2015, it was her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who was there to present it with a heartfelt — and often hilarious — speech. The famously witty Fisher, who passed away one day before her mother on December 27, began her speech, “Not only was my grandmother her mother, she is the grandmother to my alleged daughter. It also turns out that we’re neighbors. … read more
The Luke to her Leia. Mark Hamill paid tribute to his late Star Wars costar Carrie Fisher in a sweet post Tuesday, December 27, hours after the legendary actress died at age 60. “It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all – whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, … read more
Carrie Fisher didn’t fear death.
The actress, best known for playing Leia in the Star Wars films, died at age 60 in a hospital Tuesday, days after suffering a cardiac event on a plane.
“No,” Fisher told the Rolling Stone in an interview posted a month ago, when asked if she feared death. “I fear dying. Anything with pain associated with it, I don’t like. I’ve been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn’t look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I’d want someone like me around. … read more
It’s no secret Carrie Fisher thought Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle — twisted double buns — was completely fucking stupid. Never one to shy away from her love-hate relationship with Star Wars, and the man who created it, the late actress once said the space ‘do made her feel like an “asshole.” Though she eventually learned to love Leia and her enduring pop culture legacy, she never got over that “awful” hair (and that terribly degrading slave bikini, but that’s another story). Still, Leia’s … read more
Carrie Fisher — who died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack — never wasted any time calling out people on their bullshit, herself included. In fact, the outspoken actress, author, and screenwriter’s bullshit detector was as sharp as her wit and as biting as her humor. Case in point: her reaction to George Lucas’s ludicrous explanation as to why Princess Leia couldn’t wear any underwear in Star Wars. In her 2008 autobiographical book Wishful Drinking (which she later turned into a one-woman … read more
Paul Simon says ex-wife Carrie Fisher “was a special, wonderful girl” and that her death came “too soon.”
The 60-year-old actress, best known for her role as Leia in the Star Wars movies, had last week suffered a cardiac event aboard a plane en route to Los Angeles and was hospitalized. Her daughter and only child Billie Lourd’s rep announced on Tuesday the actress had died.
“Yesterday was a horrible day,” Paul, who was her only husband, wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Carrie was a special, wonderful … read more
â Carrie Fisher is gone but she will live on through her books and movies—including Star Wars: Episode VIII, which won’t be in theaters for almost a year. Sources tell the Wrap that the 60-year-old Fisher had completely finished filming her role and all necessary reshoots for the movie, in which she reprises her role as Princess Leia. It’s not clear how her death will affect the future of the Star Wars series. George Lucas was among the many people paying tribute to Fisher on Tuesday. “She … read more
Carrie Fisher passed away this week at the age of 60, but her legacy will live on forever. You might think we’re referring to her iconic role as Princess Leia, but we’re actually talking about her razor-sharp wit, wicked sense of humor, and brazen attitude. Many know Carrie Fisher for her work as a producer, her openness about mental illness, and her affluent work as a writer. Interestingly enough, one of the most poignant examples of Carrie’s satirical nature comes in the form of an excerpt from … read more
Carrie Fisher was known for her role as Princess Leia — and for her witty sense of humor. The legendary actress, who passed away on Tuesday, December 27, joked in her 2008 autobiographical book, Wishful Drinking, that she wanted her obit to be inspired by a funny exchange with Star Wars director George Lucas.
“George [Lucas] comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, ‘You can’t wear a bra under that dress … because there is no underwear in space,’” … read more
Star Wars lost one of its biggest stars Tuesday.
Carrie Fisher, daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, died days after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles. As news of the 60-year-old actress’ death spread through Hollywood, tributes came pouring in from many of her Star Wars colleagues and co-stars, including Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Peter Mayhew, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.
Daisy Ridley shared … read more
There are so few true icons.
“Iconic” is a word that gets thrown around haphazardly, having become interchangeable with any word that connotes fame and losing its primary definition as something inspiring unflagging, uncritical devotion.
Yet Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia fits the bill.
When every other movie and TV show these days is a spin-off, a reboot, a remake, the mass-entertainment moments that resonate as singular are becoming increasingly rare. Even fewer and more far between are truly memorable … read more
Carrie Fisher has tragically passed away at the age of 60, but she’s still managing to make us laugh, even as we mourn her loss.
In one of her famous novels, Wishfully Drinking, the actress recalled a hilarious anecdote with her Star Wars director, George Lucas, who she joked “ruined” her life.
“George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, ‘You can’t wear a bra under that dress.’ So, I say, ‘Okay, I’ll bite. Why?’ And he says, ‘Because. . . there’s no … read more
As the world continues to try and wrap its head around the fact that we lost Carrie Fisher, a plethora of memories spring to the forefront, ranging from her iconic roles, her contributions to TV and film, her feminist pride, and, of course, her famous Star Wars attire.
Aside from her Princess Leia buns, Fisher’s character brought another style trademark to pop culture when she donned the ever-so-famous gold “slave” bikini in Return of the Jedi.
While many became big fans of the outfit (Ross Gellar … read more
Mark Hamill is “devastated” over the loss of Carrie Fisher.
The actor, who played Luke Skywalker opposite Fisher as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, was among the first cast members to comment on her tragic death. Tweeting a picture of himself and his co-star in costume, Hamill said “no words” could describe how he was feeling.
Later, in a statement to E! News, Hamill expressed his grief in a lengthy statement about the late actress.
“It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member … read more