24 Things Most Fans Didn't Know About The Amazing Carrie Fisher. A Life Well Lived!

24 Things Most Fans Didn't Know About The Amazing Carrie Fisher. A Life Well Lived!

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16. Has appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), which also starred Mark Hamill. It was the first time the two had appeared in the same film since Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Neither of them knew the other was involved in the project until shortly after filming had been completed.

17. She spent her earliest years reading classic literature, and writing poetry. She attended Beverly Hills High School until, at the age of 15, she appeared as a debutante and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene in 1973, which starred her mother.

18. Fisher described filming Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back as: "Mark Hamill was off on Dagobah while Harrison Ford and I were were getting drunk in Cloud City."


19. Fisher’s memoir, The Princess Diarist, was released in November 2016. The book is based on diaries she kept while filming the original Star Wars trilogy in the late 70s and early 80s.


20. She beat some big names to land the role of Princess Leia. More than two dozen actresses auditioned for the role. These included Sissy Spacek, Farrah Fawcett, Glenn Close, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Cybill Shepherd, Jane Seymour, Anjelica Huston, Kim Basinger, Kathleen Turner and Geena Davis.


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