carrie and peter

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“He was a charming and well mannered man with an impish sense of humour. Peter Cushing was a wonderful human being.”
- Hazel Court

“I liked Peter Cushing so much that it was almost impossible for me to feel the hatred I needed to act against him in our scene together!”
- Carrie Fisher

“He really was the most gentle and generous of men. I have often said he died because he was too good for this world.”
- Christopher Lee

Reminder that Peter Cushing was a goofball and was the kind of guy who would make everyone in the room laugh or be the one crying with laughter.

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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.