According to her daughter Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher brought sparkle everywhere she went. She even threw glitter to Star Wars fans she met at conventions. Therefore, Lourd took some to Fisher’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star’s unveiling and afterwards sprinkled some on it.
May 4 is recognised as Star Wars Day due to the date’s resemblance to one of the series’ catchphrases, “may the Force be with you.” Fisher, who is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series, received the honour.
The star for Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker, is just a few feet apart from that of Leia, her twin brother. At the event on Thursday, Hamill spoke of meeting Fisher before Star Wars production, when he was 24 and she was 19.
“Every expectation I had was just obliterated,” he said. “I simply couldn’t believe it; she was so endearing, witty, cute, and intelligent beyond her years. And ruthlessly honest!”
Fisher was nominated for Emmys for her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, as well as for her guest performances on 30 Rock and Catastrophe. She also had noteworthy film roles in When Harry Met Sally and The Blues Brothers. The latter was based on one of her many books and memoirs, the same-named book.
But she would be most recognised for her portrayal as Leia, first as a princess and then a commander. However, her daughter didn’t at first respond that way.
When Fisher initially attempted to expose Billie Lourd to the space saga when she was a little girl, her responses were “it’s too loud, mama” and “is that lady in the TV you?” Billie Lourd recalled this on Thursday. She didn’t start seeing the videos until she was in middle school and her stunned classmates started inquiring about her mother.
While concentrating on the screen that day, I came to the conclusion that Princess Leia will always be the epitome of cool and sex.
She continued by saying that she had completely embraced her devotion by collecting Princess Leia memorabilia, incorporating Star Wars décor into her house, and even landing a part in subsequent films. Additionally, she recalls going to fan events with Fisher and remarking that her mother was quite hip.
People lined up for hours simply to see her, got tattoos of her, and even gave their children her names, according to Lourd.
Along with being “an incredible actress who infused her strength and wit into every role she played,” Fisher was also “one of the funniest writers I’ve ever come across,” according to Lourd, whose mother was also an outstanding actor. Fisher published seven novels in addition to some very quotable tweets, according to her daughter, as well as some strong messages excuseing her from school.
In 2016, Fisher passed away one day before her mother, the actress Debbie Reynolds. Lourd said that she was disappointed that her own kids never got to meet their grandmother, but she was overjoyed that she could still give them a piece of Fisher via Leia.