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
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
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
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
â Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 Tuesday, four days after suffering a major heart attack. Here’s how the world is saying goodbye to the writer, actress, and mental-health advocate who will always be Princess Leia to millions: Calling it the “best morning show interview you’ll ever see,” Digg shares a clip of Fisher appearing with therapy dog Gary on Good Morning America to promote The Force Awakens. “Even the film crew can’t stop laughing.” Us Magazine remembers Fisher through photos from … read more
May the force be with her. Members of Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars family are mourning the loss of the legendary actress. As previously reported, Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday, December 27, four days after suffering a massive heart attack. Shortly after the news broke, her Star Wars costar Mark Hamill tweeted that he had “no words” and that he was “devastated.” Hamill, 65, and the When Harry Met Sally star played brother and sister Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the original George Lucas–created … 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
Harrison Ford released a statement after his longtime Star Wars costar Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on Friday, December 23.
“I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend,” Ford, 74, told The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday, December 24. “Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends.” As previously reported, the 60-year-old went into cardiac arrest on a plane headed to Los Angeles from London on Friday. She was treated aboard the aircraft and the flight was met by … read more
There’s a moment in the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) looks Rebel leader Mon Mothma straight in the eyes and snarks, “This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel.”
You either loved this line or you hated it. Some thought it was childish and rather corny. (To them, I ask: Have you ever watched a Star Wars movie?) Others, however, reveled in Jyn’s arrogance. Here was an abrasive troublemaker not unlike that stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking … read more
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens rebooted the Star Wars franchise in December of 2015, it broke records like Darth Vader breaks wind pipes with his evil mind: Quickly, intensely, and strong with the power of the force. It brought in a historic sum of $247.9 million over the course of its opening weekend and earned a billion dollars faster than any other movie in the history of film, and it would go on to earn the distinction of best film debut ever based on that dizzying box office performance.
That’s … read more
This weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is headed to theaters offering a new, dizzying adventure featuring Darth Vader and his nefarious Empire attempting to stop a small band of rebels with a covert mission to carry out. It’s got battles, stunning visuals and characters we’re betting you’ll be rooting for! Here’s the details on this new, highly anticipated flick.
Who’s in it?
Felicity Jones plays the film’s heroine. The stellar supporting cast includes Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, … read more
Star Wars fans will finally get what they’ve been eagerly waiting for this week: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The film, which will pull in tons of loyal fans no matter what the reviews say, officially hits theaters Friday with some screenings Thursday nights. The highly anticipated prequel, which takes place between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope, has been reviewed and judged. So, what do the critics say about Rogue One? They mostly agree that there are too many characters … read more
The first “Star Wars” prequels were not the movies you were looking for. Of course, one blemish stands out from the others — mostly because it just didn’t shut up. Jar Jar Binks has been panned throughout the galaxy since his first appearance in “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.” J.J. Abrams even joked about possibly having Jar Jar’s bones show up in the new movies as an Easter egg. At least that would bring our intergalactic nightmare to an end, right? Well, sorry, everyone. … read more
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens nationwide on December 16th, just nine days from today. As a result, the cast is out making the promotional rounds and the movie’s lead, Felicity Jones, is rightfully handling the bulk of it. Since the movie is shrouded in so much secrecy, Felicity is limited in her talking points on the film. Almost every interview is peppered with hollow questions to which Felicity gives generic answers about the plot. However, Felicity has worked this to her advantage by pressing … read more
A Star Wars romance. Carrie Fisher revealed new details of her secret affair with costar Harrison Ford on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, November 29, after she first broke the news in her just-released book, The Princess Diarist. The actress, 60, and Ford, 74, had the three-month affair while filming Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in 1976. “I was in infatuation, probably. Infatuation. Love is more mature,” Fisher told DeGeneres of their relationship when asked if it was love or … read more