History Creator / CarrieFisher

2nd Feb '18 11:31:43 PM PaulA
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* CloudCuckooLander: Where do we even begin?
* DeadpanSnarker: ''Holy hell yes''. No one was safe from this woman's snark. Not even George Lucas. ''Especially'' not George Lucas.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: At stage shows she often went barefoot, and she also tended to go barefoot at Star Wars Celebrations.



* TheFunInFuneral: Not the funeral itself, which was a private and subdued affair, but again, ''her ashes are in a giant Prozac pill''. And for good measure, her brother Todd carried it during their mother's funeral.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas to return to the Series.



* {{Tomboy}}: She frequently made a point of sitting in an "unladylike" fashion in interviews and panels in her twilight years, likely to resist the excessive pressure on her to act like GirlyGirl Leia in public.
2nd Feb '18 11:27:07 PM PaulA
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* AdamWesting: In her appearance on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', her character is a washed-up writer who cries, "Help me, Liz Lemon, you're my only hope!"



* CastingCouch: She joked in her books that this is how she got the role in ''Star Wars'': "I slept with some nerd. I hope it was Creator/{{George|Lucas}}". She even mentions a similar joke for her cameo in ''Film/Scream3''.

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* CastingCouch: She joked in her books that this is how she got the role in ''Star Wars'': "I slept with some nerd. I hope it was Creator/{{George|Lucas}}". She even mentions a similar joke for her cameo in ''Film/Scream3''.



* MsFanservice: In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', which is where the "Leia Slave Bikini" first appeared.
* ParodyAssistance: She provided vocals for some characters in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken: Star Wars Episode II'', including Leia.



* UncreditedRole: She was an uncredited script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SisterAct'', ''Film/LastActionHero'', ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (also cameoing in that film with Creator/GeorgeLucas) and ''Film/TheWeddingSinger''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She would've portrayed Princess Leia in ''Film/StarWars9''. Unfortunately, Fisher's untimely death caused Leia to be written out of the film.
1st Feb '18 9:46:23 PM Jeduthun
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* ActorAllusion: In her appearance on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', her character is a washed-up writer who cries, "Help me, Liz Lemon, you're my only hope!"

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* ActorAllusion: AdamWesting: In her appearance on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', her character is a washed-up writer who cries, "Help me, Liz Lemon, you're my only hope!"
19th Jan '18 12:34:49 PM lilithmercy
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** Again, the giant Prozac pill.
11th Jan '18 1:06:35 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: At stage shows she often went barefoot, and she also tended to go barefoot at Star Wars Celebrations.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas to return to the Series.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas to return to the Series.


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* {{Tomboy}}: She frequently made a point of sitting in an "unladylike" fashion in interviews and panels in her twilight years, likely to resist the excessive pressure on her to act like GirlyGirl Leia in public.
10th Jan '18 10:57:12 AM spydre
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* TheCameo: She half-jokes in ''Wishful Drinking'' that she had her first film roles before she was born, since her movie star mother was pregnant with her when she filmed them. One not only starred her mother and her father but was, rather appropriately, titled, ''Bundle Of Joy''.

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* TheCameo: She half-jokes in ''Wishful Drinking'' that she had her first film roles before she was born, since her movie star mother was pregnant with her when she filmed them. One not only starred both her mother and her father but was, rather appropriately, titled, titled ''Bundle Of Joy''.
10th Jan '18 10:56:21 AM spydre
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* TheCameo: She half-jokes in ''Wishful Drinking'' that she had her first film roles before she was born, since her movie star mother was pregnant with her when she filmed them. One not only starred her mother and her father but was, rather appropriately, titled, ''Bundle Of Joy''.
27th Dec '17 12:36:46 PM gjjones
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* ActorAllusion: In her appearance on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', her character is a washed-up writer who cries, "Help me, Liz Lemon, you're my only hope!"


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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: On December 23, 2016, in the wake of Fisher going into cardiac arrest and being rushed into intensive care, dozens of media outlets posted the story carrying a headline that read as if it's "[[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]," not the actress who portrayed her, who had had the medical emergency.


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* IAmNotSpock: PlayedWith and {{Zig Zagged}} with ''Star Wars''.
** It's hard to tell if she was proud or embarrassed or both to have been in it. Her cover of ''Wishful Drinking'' has a woman resembling her with Leia buns with her head down and much of the stage show covered her love-hate relationship with it. She has stated that she wished she had turned down the role, though it's unclear if she regretted being in it or simply regretted agreeing to it.
** At some point, she decided to embrace it: she took up the mantle of General Leia in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and is set to appear in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', albeit posthumously. (Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas, and even asked if her [[Creator/BillieLourd daughter]] could have a part in the film as well). She was quite active on the press circuit for ''TFA'' as well, often travelling with her dog, who quickly developed his own fandom.
--->'''Carrie Fisher:''' George Lucas ruined my life and I mean this in the nicest way possible.
** In a clip from Mark Hamill's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE99le5FBrY tribute video to her]], she said in an interview, "I think I am Princess Leia and Princess Leia is me, it's like a mobius strip tease."


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* UncreditedRole: She was an uncredited script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SisterAct'', ''Film/LastActionHero'', ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (also cameoing in that film with Creator/GeorgeLucas) and ''Film/TheWeddingSinger''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She would've portrayed Princess Leia in ''Film/StarWars9''. Unfortunately, Fisher's untimely death caused Leia to be written out of the film.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Fisher made a good part of her writing career from this, writing what critics called a series of "Fictionalized Autobiographies". '' Postcards from the Edge'' concerns her battle with drug addiction, ''Surrender the Pink'' dramatizes her first marriage to Music/PaulSimon, ''Delusions of Grandma'' recounts her experience with motherhood and relationship with her movie star mother, ''The Best Awful There Is'' is roughly based on her relationship with her partner Bryan Lourd (father of her daughter Billie), and her final memoir, ''The Princess Diarist'' was an expansion of the diaries she kept while filming ''A New Hope'', including the revelation of a months-long affair with Creator/HarrisonFord. It all came full circle in her film ''These Old Broads'', two of whose main characters are partly based on her mother Creator/DebbieReynolds and former stepmother Creator/ElizabethTaylor, and they were played by Reynolds and Taylor themselves (they even share a not-so-subtle joke at the expense of their mutual ex-husband, Creator/EddieFisher).
27th Dec '17 8:55:38 AM dlchen145
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* ActorAllusion: In her appearance on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', her character is a washed-up writer who cries, "Help me, Liz Lemon, you're my only hope!"



* ButIPlayOneOnTV: On December 23, 2016, in the wake of Fisher going into cardiac arrest and being rushed into intensive care, dozens of media outlets posted the story carrying a headline that read as if it's "[[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]," not the actress who portrayed her, who had had the medical emergency.



* IAmNotSpock: PlayedWith and {{Zig Zagged}} with ''Star Wars''.
** It's hard to tell if she was proud or embarrassed or both to have been in it. Her cover of ''Wishful Drinking'' has a woman resembling her with Leia buns with her head down and much of the stage show covered her love-hate relationship with it. She has stated that she wished she had turned down the role, though it's unclear if she regretted being in it or simply regretted agreeing to it.
** At some point, she decided to embrace it: she took up the mantle of General Leia in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and is set to appear in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', albeit posthumously. (Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas, and even asked if her [[Creator/BillieLourd daughter]] could have a part in the film as well). She was quite active on the press circuit for ''TFA'' as well, often travelling with her dog, who quickly developed his own fandom.
--->'''Carrie Fisher:''' George Lucas ruined my life and I mean this in the nicest way possible.
** In a clip from Mark Hamill's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE99le5FBrY tribute video to her]], she said in an interview, "I think I am Princess Leia and Princess Leia is me, it's like a mobius strip tease."



* UncreditedRole: She was an uncredited script doctor for several films, including ''Film/SisterAct'', ''Film/LastActionHero'', ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (also cameoing in that film with Creator/GeorgeLucas) and ''Film/TheWeddingSinger''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She would've portrayed Princess Leia in ''Film/StarWars9''. Unfortunately, Fisher's untimely death caused Leia to be written out of the film.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Fisher made a good part of her writing career from this, writing what critics called a series of "Fictionalized Autobiographies". '' Postcards from the Edge'' concerns her battle with drug addiction, ''Surrender the Pink'' dramatizes her first marriage to Music/PaulSimon, ''Delusions of Grandma'' recounts her experience with motherhood and relationship with her movie star mother, ''The Best Awful There Is'' is roughly based on her relationship with her partner Bryan Lourd (father of her daughter Billie), and her final memoir, ''The Princess Diarist'' was an expansion of the diaries she kept while filming ''A New Hope'', including the revelation of a months-long affair with Creator/HarrisonFord. It all came full circle in her film ''These Old Broads'', two of whose main characters are partly based on her mother Creator/DebbieReynolds and former stepmother Creator/ElizabethTaylor, and they were played by Reynolds and Taylor themselves (they even share a not-so-subtle joke at the expense of their mutual ex-husband, Creator/EddieFisher).
15th Dec '17 7:06:36 AM littlemissbones
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** At some point, she decided to embrace it: she took up the mantle of General Leia in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and is set to appear in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', albeit posthumously. (Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas). She was quite active on the press circuit for ''TFA'' as well, often travelling with her dog, who quickly developed his own fandom.

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** At some point, she decided to embrace it: she took up the mantle of General Leia in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and is set to appear in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', albeit posthumously. (Creator/MarkHamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity -- "I'm in!" -- at a meeting between them and Lucas).Lucas, and even asked if her [[Creator/BillieLourd daughter]] could have a part in the film as well). She was quite active on the press circuit for ''TFA'' as well, often travelling with her dog, who quickly developed his own fandom.
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