Carrie Fisher

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Quotes (15)

  • Carrie: Star Wars taught me everything: how to shoot a gun. How to have my breasts taped. I had the time of my life - and the time of yours.

  • (discussing her thoughts on Harrison Ford while making "Star Wars") Carrie: I had a crush on Harrison for sure. Harrison is great fun when he's had a few drinks. I'm going to get in so much trouble. Once I left the room and came back and he was in the closet not wearing a lot of clothes ...

  • (on her writing) Carrie: It's very cathartic for me when I can write about whatever's happened. I'm a warhorse; if I have a situation that's bad, I can handle it. But I can handle it best when I joke about it. That's my writing.

  • (in a 1983 "Playboy" interview, Carrie was asked if she had earned more money on "Star Wars" than her parents throughout their careers) Carrie: I think Andy Warhol started that rumor. People like it. It sounds good. I'd like it if I weren't me. I could call and get an accountant and figure it out. My mother made 53 films and did night-club work. They didn't get paid as much as we do now; but, no, it's not true. I've been working for only eight years.

  • (on what a future book might cover) Carrie: When I was in Star Wars, I kept diaries. Big books full of what went on, what I thought, what I did. I am going to write them all up as a narrative.

  • (on how her knowledge of filmaking improved over the years) Carrie: When I started doing Star Wars, I couldn't figure out what the hell the producer did. I used to watch Gary Kurtz hang around the set and I would make fun of him. I would say, 'Are you producing now? What are you doing?' ... It took me years to figure out that they assemble the picture and hire the [staff].

  • (on who was the great love of her life) Carrie: It's gonna have to be, in some freaked out planet of darkness, Paul Simon. [They were together for 13 years.] And a little bit of Bryan [her daughter's father]; the people I spent time with. But there really hasn't been one. Not really.

  • (on Tom Cruise's comments on psychiatry) Carrie: if I find someone that is a gifted anything, a psychiatrist, a podiatrist, a philosopher, a reporter, an actor, a writer, that's going to be interesting. They're going to have something to contribute. I think to completely say, "I don't believe in psychiatry…well I don't believe in scientology!" I'm sure in some whacked out world even that has something of value to offer somebody.

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Trivia (23)

  • Polls Carrie's appearance in Return of the Jedi has ranked no. 6 in a Poll to find the "Best Bikini Moment on Film".

  • Carrie's Broadway work includes: Irene as Debutante (1973-1974). Censored Scenes from King Kong as Iris (1980). Agnes of God as Agnes (1982-1983).

  • While filming Star Wars, Carrie photocopied her breasts, and past copies out to the crew.

  • In June 2008, Carrie interviewed Salman Rushdie as part of the Town Hall Writer's Bloc series, held in Los Angeles.

  • In April 2008 Carrie starred in a performance of Spy in the House of Me at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The focus of the perfornmance is Carrie's own life.

  • Famous for speaking openly about her battles with bipolar disorder, Carrie contributed to the award-winning Stephen Fry documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.

  • When the American Film Institute gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to George Lucas in 2005, Carrie appeared with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on stage for the first in many, many years.

  • Carrie has a one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, an autobiographical performance, which she tours.

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