Carrie „Princess Leia“ Fishers Biographie kommt am 1. Dezember als Buch in den Handel und ist eine Adaption einer Bühnenshow. Darin offenbart sie, wie es ist, als Hollywood-Produkt zweier Stars aufzuwachsen, seine Twentysomethings an den Sets von Star Wars zu erleben und eine Bestseller-Actionfigur zu sein. Und komische Kopfhörer-Frisuren zu tragen. Die Dailymail hat ein paar sehr, sehr unterhaltsame Auszüge daraus.
George Lucas ruined my life. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Even now, many years later, people are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big a hit. Yes, of course I knew. We all knew. The only one who didn't was the director, George Lucas. We kept it from him because we wanted to see what his face looked like when it changed expression.
Not only was he virtually expressionless in those days, but he also hardly talked at all. His only two directions in the first film were 'faster' and 'more intense'. Shortly after I arrived, he gave me this unbelievably idiotic hairstyle. He said in his little voice: 'Well, what do you think of it?' I was terrified I was going to be fired for being too fat, so I said: 'I love it.' Yeah, right.
When I got this great job to end all jobs, which truly I never thought I would get because there were all these other beautiful girls who were up for the part - Amy Irving, Jodie Foster, Teri Nunn - they told me I had to lose 10lb. I weighed about 105lb at the time but carried about 50 of those in my face. So you know what a good idea would be? Give me a hairstyle that further widens my already wide face.
Remember the white dress I wore all through that film? George came up to me the first day of filming, took one look at the dress and said: 'You can't wear a bra under that dress.' – 'OK, I'll bite,' I said. 'Why?' And he said: 'Because ... there's no underwear in space.'