History Creator / CarrieFisher

16th Aug '17 1:03:21 PM Folamh3
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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''.
7th Aug '17 4:07:02 PM gjjones
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She would've portrayed Princess Leia in ''Film/StarWars9''. Unfortunately, Fisher's untimely death caused Leia to be written out of the film.
7th Aug '17 4:05:11 PM gjjones
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!!Tropes associated with Carrie Fisher's works:

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!!Tropes associated with Carrie Fisher's works:
!!Carrie Fisher and her works provide examples of:

* 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). 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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* 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).
6th Jul '17 9:32:34 AM Saveelich
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: She discusses this in her final title, the 2016 ''The Princess Diarist'', in relation to signing autographs and otherwise providing a celebrity encounter for fans at comic conventions, a practice she refers to as "lap dancing." For the fan, the experience is something they'll quite possibly remember for the rest of their life. For her, it's Tuesday, or another day on the job working to make some extra money to support herself.
* 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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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: She discusses discussed this in her final title, the 2016 ''The Princess Diarist'', in relation to signing autographs and otherwise providing a celebrity encounter for fans at comic conventions, a practice she refers referred to as "lap dancing." dancing". For the fan, the experience is something they'll quite possibly remember for the rest of their life. For her, it's it was Tuesday, or another day on the job working to make some extra money to support herself.
* 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}}." Creator/{{George|Lucas}}". She even mentions a similar joke for her cameo in ''Film/Scream3''.



* SelfDeprecation: She uses it a lot in her books and interviews, regarding her drug abuse and her acting in ''Star Wars''.

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* SelfDeprecation: She uses used it a lot in her books and interviews, regarding her drug abuse and her acting in ''Star Wars''.
6th Jul '17 9:30:25 AM Saveelich
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Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 December 27, 2016) was an American actress and writer, most famous for starring as Princess Leia Organa in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Besides ''Star Wars'', she also starred in ''Film/{{Shampoo}}'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'', ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', and ''Film/DropDeadFred''.

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Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 December 27, 2016) was an American actress and writer, most famous for starring as Princess Leia Organa in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Besides ''Star Wars'', she saga. She also starred in ''Film/{{Shampoo}}'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'', ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', and ''Film/DropDeadFred''.
30th Jun '17 9:05:20 AM mouschilight
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* ActorAllusion: [[invoked]] 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: [[invoked]] 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: [[invoked]] Played with and zigzagged 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). 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."



* WriteWhatYouKnow: [[invoked]] 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 Paul Simon, ''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 Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, and they were played by Reynolds and Taylor themselves (they even share a joke at the expense of their mutual ex-husband, Eddie Fisher).
20th Apr '17 10:55:27 AM higherbrainpattern
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** At some point, she decided to embrace it: she took up the mantle of General Leia in ''The Force Awakens'' and is set to appear in ''Episode VIII: The Last Jedi'', 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 ''The Force Awakens'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and is set to appear in ''Episode VIII: The Last Jedi'', ''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.
17th Apr '17 5:11:09 PM WarriorSparrow
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** 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."
6th Apr '17 8:06:01 PM pepsimax
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Actress Creator/BillieLourd, who appears in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy as Lt. Connix, is Carrie's only child.
19th Mar '17 7:08:34 PM AdelePotter
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* DeadpanSnarker: ''Holy hell yes''. No one was safe from this woman's snark. Not even George Lucas. ''Especially'' not George Lucas.
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