Strange but true: Carrie Fisher asked that her obituary state that she drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. Rest In Peace Princess Leia. The actress who played her, Carrie Fisher, was a real hero in her life, helping others by being open about her issues with drug addiction and mental illness.
Fisher, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, landed her first role in 1975’s Shampoo. It was her next role that brought her to the world stage. According to his biographer, George Lucas found her “a bit pushy for a princess,” but found an incredible chemistry between her and her co-star, Harrison Ford.
Here is her audition for Star Wars:
Beautiful. I had a royal crush on her as a boy. Here are a few Carrie Fisher quotes:
“I don’t hate hardly ever, and when I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and its own currency.”
“You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.”
“It’s a man’s world and show business is a man’s meal, with women generously sprinkled through it like overqualified spice.”
“No motive is pure. No one is good or bad-but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.”
“You know what’s funny about death? I mean other than absolutely nothing at all? You’d think we could remember finding out we weren’t immortal. Sometimes I see children sobbing airports and I think, “Aww. They’ve just been told.”