I made a comment on twitter earlier today saying how it was a slow news day, then I got smacked in the face with a brick as Carrie Fisher, best known from her Star Wars role as Princess Leia Organa, passed away from a heart attack at age 60. I have now committed to watching Star Wars Episode IV-VI today in remembrance, and I would like to focus on some of the best film contributions she made in her way too short life.
Princess Leia - Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI, VII
If you are any age, and watched Return of the Jedi, then this beautiful woman filled your head with metallic bikini-clad dreams at some point in your life. No other woman could have perfected the role the way that she did. From the dynamic relationship she had with Han "Laser Brain" Solo, the closeness with her brother Luke, the way Chewy laughed and looked over her, to her cute and loving interaction with The Ewoks, she was amazing to watch on film in this epic set of movies.
Marie - When Harry Met Sally
Fisher played Marie, the supporting character to Sally in this Film, and she was an eccentrically determined woman who always had Sally's ear. A quirky double-date satiated her needs. *smiles*
Carol - The Burbs
She played along side of Tom Hanks in this audacious movie, where she suspiciously watched Hanks fall into a state of comedic paranoia. Fisher was perhaps the only sane person in this film, and well, one should watch it to see the ending.
WRITER - Postcards From The Edge
Fisher wrote this about her own struggle with drugs, and you have to give her credit as most actors would hide their addictions from the public, especially in that day and age without internet, smartphone cameras, or the level of paparrazi we have now. Meryl Streep completely owned this role that Fisher adapted in a screenplay from her own novel she wrote 3 years prior.
We can't forget some of Fisher's cameos that made us laugh, as her sometimes self-deprecating humor, was always prevalent.
The NUN - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
It was this small role where I really wanted to give her a high 5, as Fisher, playing a Nun, pick Jay and Silent Bob up off the side of the road, and they quickly learn that things may not be as they appear.
Angela - Family Guy
I believe this started as a cameo, but she was so uncomfortable to Peter Griffin playing Angela, the "single-and-looking" boss, that she had a reoccurring role for over a decade.
These are just a few of Fisher's works and there are many others but we must also think of what is in the forefront of our minds. Will this affect the future Star Wars Episodes? I say this with utmost respect, because I had a gigantic feeling we would get to see her use The Force and toss people around like ragdolls. I WANTED to see this in Episode IX and have her become the badass force wielder she is. Well, the force will now always be with her and she will be tossing people in the afterlife around.
Carrie Fisher, we will miss you, and the entire fantasy loving world is mourning your passing. I just want to close with a quote of hers that maybe we can all relate to.