Meeting your childhood idol can sometimes be a disappointment.
But when Tina Fey met Carrie Fisher, it was a dream come true. Ironically, Fisher played Rosemary Howard, Liz Lemon’s wacky childhood idol in the second season of NBC’s 30 Rock. And while she didn’t help Liz get her movie screenwriting career off the ground, she did help her realize her full potential as head writer of the sketch variety series TGS with Tracy Jordan.
Critics and viewers lauded Fisher’s guest-starring role in Season 2. … read more

Carrie Fisher made a big impact on many in Hollywood — including Tina Fey. The Saturday Night Live alum released a statement about the late Star Wars actress, who died at age 60 Tuesday, December 27. “Carrie Fisher meant a lot to me. Like many women my age, Princess Leia occupies about sixty percent of my brain at any given time,” Fey, 46, told Time magazine Tuesday. “But Carrie’s honest writing and her razor-sharp wit were an even greater gift. I feel so lucky that I got to meet her,” Fey told … 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