Carrie Fisher is known for playing princess Leia within the Star Wars films. Fisher is additionally known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the edge, and the screenplay for the film of a similar name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play, and its nonfiction book, wishful Drinking, based on the show.
Her other film roles include Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The ‘Burbs (1989), and when Harry Met Sally… (1989).
Let’s see some interesting facts about her!
15 Facts About Carrie Fisher: Star Wars Actress:-
She has drugs named after her.
Fisher discovered there’s a marijuana called princess Leia after her daughter’s boyfriend tried to get a discount.
She had a love-hate relationship with George Lucas.
In her bestselling memoir and one-woman show, hopeful Drinking, Fisher tells her readers, “George Lucas ruined my life.”
She was forced to strap down her boobs.
Her breasts were taped down with gaffer tape, as her costume did not permit any lingerie to be worn underneath. She joked later, “As we all recognize, there’s no underwear in space.”
She loved arguing with Han Solo.
When asked what her favorite moment from the Star Wars trilogy are. She replied that her favorite moments were the arguing scenes between her and Harrison Ford.
She found her dialogue a true challenge.
After one especially difficult scene, she said to George Lucas “You can type these things, but you can’t say it”.
She loves nerds.
She once sarcastically claimed to have got the role of princess Leia Organa by sleeping “with some nerd.”
She beat some massive names to land the role of princess Leia.
More than 24 actresses auditioned for the role. These included Sissy Spacek, Farrah Fawcett, John Glenn close, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Cybill Shepherd, Jane Seymour, Anjelica Huston, Kim Basinger, Kathleen Turner and Geena Davis.
She hated the costumes she had to wear.
She unloved the white dress from a new Hope, however it was the famous metal bikini in return of the Jedi, that she despised most of all. “When I laid down, the metal bikini stayed up,” she once said. “So Boba Fett could see all the thanks to Florida.”
6. She didn’t like her bagel bun hair style.
She disliked the “bagel bun” hairstyle she wore in the original Star Wars. However she didn’t say anything about it because she was afraid that director George Lucas would get angry and fire her.
She clashed together with her mother regarding the role.
Due to the limited budget the american cast members and crew flew economy class to England, rather than first class. When Carrie Fisher’s mother, film star Debbie Reynolds, heard regarding this she called George Lucas to complain. George Lucas handed the phone to Carrie who simply said, “Mother, i want to fly coach, can you fuck off?!” and hung up.
She thinks she did a bad job playing Leia.
She doesn’t think she’s a very good actress and often quotes her awkward half-British, half-American accent as an example.
She did a number of her own stunts.
Stunt doubles weren’t used for the scene during which Luke and Leia swing to safety. She and Mark Hamill performed that stunt themselves, shooting it in just one take.
Her role was heavily promoted to draw in girls viewers.
Initial research from 20th Century Fox using the title and a brief synopsis came back with the results that only males under 25 were interested in seeing the film. Fox then deliberately marketed the film with a view to attracting older and female cinema goers by pushing images of humans as well as princess Leia, center stage and referring to the film in more mythic tones, instead of science fiction.
She wanted to play Han Solo.
Upon receiving the script prior to her audition, Carrie Fisher read it aloud along with her friend, actor Miguel Ferrer. They loved it so much both of them wanted to play Han Solo!
She was too short for a few scenes.
She stood on a box for several of her scenes with Harrison Ford within the Star Wars trilogy. Owing to the fact that she was roughly a foot shorter than him and didn’t match into the frame.
Very bad news for the fans of Carrie Fisher(star wars actress), as she died of heart attack at age of 60. A family spokesperson, Simon Halls, said Ms. Fisher died at 8:55 a.m. She had a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Fri and had been hospitalized in LA.
After her “Star Wars” success, Ms. Fisher, the daughter of the pop singer Eddie Fisher and the actress Debbie Reynolds, went on to use her perch among Hollywood royalty to supply wry commentary in her books on the paradoxes and absurdities of the industry.