“Carrie Fisher was the be-all and end-all actress for Star Wars fans - and her memory is going to be honored every chance they get. She was a princess. She could adapt to almost any situation and she did. ‘Carrie on,’ because that’s what she would have wanted.” - Star Wars actor, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
I will always remember Carrie Fisher for that time she went to the Force Awakens premiere and made Adam Driver carry her dopey-looking dog the whole time. And Adam Driver was just like “Well, I guess this is my life now,” because clearly there was nothing he or anyone else could do about it, and Carrie Fisher was well past the point in her life where she gave a shit about what anybody else thought about anything. I was genuinely inspired by this moment. Rest in peace, weird space mom.
“I got to be the only girl in an all-boy fantasy, and it’s a great role for women. [Leia is] a very proactive character and gets the job done. So if you’re going to get typecast as something, that might as well be it for me.”
Carrie Fisher with her co-stars Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, and Harrison Ford doing press before the Empire Strikes Back premiere in London.