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
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
Steve Martin deleted his tweet in memory of Carrie Fisher after some followers criticized his comments as sexist. On Tuesday, December 27, the funnyman tweeted and then deleted: ”When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.” Immediately, some followers turned against Martin, calling him “a jerk” for commenting on the actress and writer’s appearance instead of her accomplishments. “I think she apprised to … 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
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
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
The Force has always been with Carrie Fisher. In wake of the Hollywood icon’s untimely passing early Tuesday morning, a Star Wars audition tape has resurfaced that proves Fisher was born to play Princess Leia Organa.
In the grainy, black and white footage, Carrie, then only 19-years-old, reads for the part of the Rebel Alliance leader opposite Harrison Ford. Despite being nearly 15 years younger than her future co-star, Carrie’s star quality shines alongside the veteran actor.
Little did she know … read more
Hollywood is in mourning after it was revealed that Carrie Fisher, 60, has passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2016) just four days after suffering a heart attack.
The actress’ Star Wars family is particularly feeling the loss as co-stars and crew members expressed their sadness and grief.
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” Harrison Ford, who Fisher claimed she had a secret affair with in her memoir The Princess Diarist, said in a statement. “She … read more
Hours after Carrie Fisher’s untimely death, Harrison Ford remembered his co-star, friend and former lover with a beautiful tribute. “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original,” the actor said in a statement to People. “Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.” Fisher died early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack on a flight last … read more
Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died at age 60.
Fisher was taken to UCLA Medical Center after reportedly suffering a heart attack on Friday. She leaves behind a daughter, 24-year-old actress Billie Lourd, who released this statement through the family’s spokesman, Simon Halls:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads … read more
Joely Fisher is speaking out following the tragic passing of her big sister. In the hours following Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday morning, the actress took to Twitter with a heartbreaking dedication to the Star Wars icon.
“Breaking my silence with a broken heart…the Unfathomable loss…the earth is off its axis today…how dare you take her away from us,” Joely wrote alongside a photo of the pair embracing each other. During Fisher’s subsequent hospitalization after suffering a heart attack while … read more
J.J. Abrams can’t believe Carrie Fisher is gone.
The director, who convinced the actress to reprise her role as General Leia Organa in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is in mourning after E! News confirmed Fisher died Tuesday. The 60-year-old actress suffered a heart attack Friday, just minutes before her plane landed in L.A.
“You didn’t need to meet Carrie Fisher to understand her power. She was just as brilliant and beautiful, tough and wonderful, incisive and funny as you could imagine,” … read more
Harrison Ford is speaking out after Carrie Fisher’s death at age 60.
In a statement to E! News, the 74-year-old actor said Tuesday, “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.” As he grieves the loss of his co-star, Harrison said his thoughts are with her daughter Billie Lourd, her mother Debbie Reynolds, her brother Todd Fisher and “her many friends. We will all miss her.” George Lucas, who cast Carrie as Princess Leia in Star Wars: … read more