OUR PRINCESS HAS BECOME ONE WITH THE FORCE
Carrie Fisher, or as most of us have known her as, Princess Leia has left us to be with her people of Alderaan. There shouldn’t be a geek, nerd, sci-fi junkie that doesn’t know the name Carrie Fisher. One of the most famous, if not the most famous, female character in science fiction.
All little Star Wars fan boys wanted to be Luke, because he got to kiss Leia. Then we found out they were brother and sister, then that was all the more reason to be Han.
But she was more than just the princess. She had numerous other movie and T.V. roles, like The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Charlie’s Angels, and my personal favorite Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. There will never be another like her.
SINCE NEWS OF CARRIE’S PASSING BROKE, NUMEROUS CELEBRITIES HAVE TAKEN TO THE INTERNET TO EXPRESS THEIR GRIEF.
Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in the franchise, also reacted to Fisher’s death. “I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!” he tweeted on Tuesday. Williams, 79, appeared in Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.
George Lucas also released a statement. “Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved,” he told Us on Tuesday. “In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess—feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans.”
Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, released a statement about Fisher’s death to Us Weekly. “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless,” he told Us. “She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”
Kevin Smith wrote on Facebook…The Princess stole my heart at age 7. Anybody who knows me knows #CarrieFisher was my first love. I thrilled to the adventures of #princessleia in the @starwars movies, but from ’77 to ’84, I was in love with Carrie Fisher herself. My bedroom was filled with Carrie Fisher pictures from any movie she was ever in (including Polaroids I took off the TV when #thebluesbrothers hit cable). I was jealous of Paul Simon when he was dating Carrie Fisher and wouldn’t listen to his music until they split up. I paid to see Carrie Fisher and #chevychase in Under the Rainbow nine times when it was in theaters (mostly because Carrie Fisher was in underwear in one scene). In childhood, I committed myself to Carrie Fisher without ever meeting her the way novice Nuns commit themselves to Christ without meeting Him. Decades later, I got to tell her this when Carrie Fisher and @jaymewes were in a station wagon on the set of #jayandsilentbobstrikeback. She was gracious about hearing it for the zillionth time from the zillionth man or woman who grew up idolizing her, but wickedly added “I’m glad to know I helped you find your light saber.” And with that, she stopped being Carrie Fisher to me and just became Carrie. That’s the Carrie I’ll always remember: the dutiful standard-bearer of childhood dreams with a the wicked sense of humor and a way with words. She didn’t want to get paid for her role in @jayandsilentbob Strike Back; instead, she asked that we buy her these antique beaver chairs. Her reason: “Beaver seems an appropriate currency for this movie.” When she was a guest on Season 1 of our @hulu show #Spoilers, Carrie curled up in the throne like she belonged there. And she did: after all, she was royalty. As a boy, I dreamed of marrying Carrie Fisher. As a young filmmaker, I dreamed of casting Carrie Fisher. As an adult, I dreamed of being as sharp-witted and prepossessed as Carrie Fisher. And now that Carrie Fisher is gone, I’ll dream of my friend Carrie – whose entire magnificent career I was lucky enough to witness, whose honesty made me a better person, and whose spirit – like The Force – will be with us always. Goodnight, Sweet Princess…
Carrie was more than just a princess to us, She was THE PRINCESS.
R.I.P Carrie Fisher