Rumor: Carrie Fisher to Write a Book Based on her Diaries from 1976?

Carrie FisherRecently Carry Fisher posted on Twitter a photo with her diary that she kept while filming a New Hope back in 1976. Now the word is that Fisher will transform the detailed notes of her on-set experiences into a book…

 

 

Here’s what Carrie posted on Twitter 2 weeks ago:

 

 

 

 

 

The diary is called “Blue Diary” similar to the working title of Return of the Jedi – Blue Harvest.

 

 

From tv3.ie:

 

”Carrie kept diaries throughout the filming and has a note of everything. ‘Now she’s making her memoirs into a book about ‘Star Wars’, movie execs want her to write a satirical, raunchy script about what making ‘Star Wars’ was really like. They think it could be really funny, as nobody would expect it to have been so wild between cast and crew.

 

Carrie’s written scripts before, so as soon as she hands it over they’ll option it to studios, with Disney and Lucasfilm getting first read.”

 

 

I really hope this is true. Love Carrie Fisher’s writing style, so this would definitely become a bestseller.

 

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49 thoughts on “Rumor: Carrie Fisher to Write a Book Based on her Diaries from 1976?

  • July 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm
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    Book yes, movie no.

    • July 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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      Both yes, and don’t watch the movie if you don’t want to 🙂

  • July 20, 2015 at 6:44 pm
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    I’d love a book and movie. I can imagine that it was a much different experience for her on set and behind the scenes than even the most accurate books and documentaries have told.

  • July 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm
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    HAHAHAHA

    You know what we had before TPM’s release? No idea of what the story would be. 13 stills published in magazines with a few behind the scenes photos… & 2 trailers? No concept art from what I recall.

    But you complain because we now have some 200 images, 2 trailers, & 2 behind the scenes videos? + another trailer on the way.

    • July 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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      NVM… response to a deleted comment.

    • July 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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      Many people out in the general public want a tidbit of the story. A synopsis, the crawl, anything (something basic to give us a clue on how the movie will start out as).

      • July 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm
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        Well again, we had none of that prior to TPM’s premier. & a crawl?!? Are you kidding me?

        & we do have some idea as to how the movie will start, as it was confirmed @ celebration that Leia sends Poe on a mission, & Jakku will be towards the start of the film.

        We want to know as little as possible; I mean it’s one thing for the following episodes, but this is the first of the trilogy. We don’t need to know a lot, just enjoy the ride. I’m sure there will be a synopsis of some sort & the trailer will reveal more.

        Keep in mind they have to be careful because look @ how much fans have been able to figure out even just with behind the scenes photos/ looking at reflections off helmets or comparing hand sizes… very careful.

        • July 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm
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          This makes me glad for VIII.

          Hopefully TFA, Rogue One and VIII’s relatively quick release will allow Lucasfilm to hold back more info on the sequel.

        • July 20, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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          I understand some fans don’t want to know more details surrounding TFA but that doesn’t mean that no one does. Don’t assume everyone is like you in wanting to know as little as possible before the movie premiers. The casual general public may need the boost after all.

  • July 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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    Same comments posted over and over again will be deleted.

  • July 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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    i think mark hamill should write a book too.

  • July 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm
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    I wish I could like this post a 1000 times.

  • July 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm
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    Carrie is a talented writer–I would love to read this book!

  • July 20, 2015 at 7:28 pm
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    Can’t wait for the update on the concept art!

  • July 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm
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    Will it be canon?

  • July 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm
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    Where are people getting this idea that Carrie Fisher is a talented writer? I haven’t seen nor heard one notable and award-winning thing authored by her. And as for her acting talent, well, let’s just say that people don’t say that she has the “Star Wars curse” for nothing…

    Sorry guys but I really don’t understand the fascination that you Generation X’ers and older folks have with Fisher. Yeah, she played Leia in the OT (an iconic character), and yeah she was young and pretty once, but so what? That’s all gone now. Her role in TFA aside, she looks like pretty much any other late 50’s/early 60’s person out there. Like I read the other day, she’s got a lot of mileage on her now and I just don’t really see the big deal with her anymore in general. Sorry to crush your spirits folks but I just don’t see much of appeal for her (and I’m not just talking about her appearance).

    • July 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm
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      If you don’t like her writing style, don’t read her books. As far as disparaging the age and looks of someone, that’s your opinion, but it’s also quite mean. Everyone was young once, you will be 58 someday.

    • July 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm
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      So you haven’t actually seen postcards from the edge, a film that was nominated for best screenplay by the british film academy, and you haven’t read any of her books or novels, yet you think you have validation to say you don’t think she deserves the hype she gets? .. If you don’t want to acknowledge her talents, her wit, her intelligence, that’s fine, you don’t have to, but don’t think for one moment you have any validation by saying she doesn’t deserve the merits she gets for her work, because you haven’t “seen nor heard” anything. She’s been nominated for Emmy’s, and like I say, a british film academy nomination for her screenplay.. Like it or not, but she does have talent and a hefty brain. “and yeah she was young and pretty once, but so what? That’s all gone now.” .. Are you even being serious? You are so superficial and arrogant towards her it’s just plain insulting. *sigh*

      • July 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm
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        Agreed.

        • July 21, 2015 at 10:49 am
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          Agreed, here too. Seriously, is Carrie Fisher ONLY interesting because of her sex appeal, and once that has faded, she has zero interest in any respect?

          Her memoirs and perspective on how it was to make the original movie would be really interesting, especially if based on contemporary diary notes.

    • July 21, 2015 at 12:10 am
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      Sorry to bust your bubbles Gen X’ers. And yes, I’ve read a couple of the books that she’s written and they weren’t anything special. And really, Brithish Film Academy? C’mon, that stuff doesn’t really count. Those awards overseas are so easy to win, they’re like participation ribbons (see Cannes Film Festival as an example). Now, awards in the U.S., where most of the movies you overseas folk watch are based out of, that’s where it really matters; that’s where the most prestigious awards are at. So as far as the real prestigious stuff goes, yeah, she’s never really won those awards (and no Emmy’s don’t count as the top of prestigious awards either).

      So yes, I do indeed have validation in stating that her books/novels and her screenplays are nothing great and special since I have indeed read and watched them.

      I’m getting really tired of you Gen X’ers putting Fisher up on the pedestal like she’s some Goddess, mainly because she played the main heroine in the OT and you saw her portray Leia in theaters when you were young.

      • July 21, 2015 at 6:54 am
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        You’ve busted no bubbles, as my bubble for Carrie Fisher is quite intact. No one is going to shed a tear for the fact that you are getting tired of her fans. And all I need to do to appreciate her talents is to watch the audition video contrasting her with the other women trying to get the role of Leia. She, unlike the others, actually appeared to believe what she was saying (almost method). That is my base-line love for her-she took difficult lines and delivered them with conviction. My admiration for her as a person is made all the greater when I saw how much of her real life trials she put out there for all to see and learn from. She’s a treasure worthy of our fandom. Your disapproval is irrelevant.

        • July 21, 2015 at 7:58 am
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          She still caught the “Star Wars curse” (along with Hamill).

          I believe the word is checkmate boys!

          • July 21, 2015 at 9:15 am
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            Please tell me what is the “Star Wars curse”?

          • July 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm
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            The “Star Wars curse” is the effect of not being able to land major roles in major motion pictures after appearing in Star Wars movies. For whatever reason – lack of acting skills, lack of charm and charisma, unattractiveness, etc. showing – after being in one or more Star Wars movie, the actor/actress is unable to land major roles in future films and at best, given cameo roles or supporting roles (most of the time, the former; and for the most part, the movies that they do appear in are not exactly box office hits). Thus, the actor/actress is forced to seek work in another field in order to keep making a living such as writing or voice acting like Fisher and Hamill pursued respectively after the OT. So yeah, this is what I mean by the “Star Wars curse”.

            From the Big 3 in the OT, it’s only been Ford who has been able to land major roles in major blockbusters post-OT. Overall, out of both trilogies, as far as actors who played the main characters go, it’s been Fisher, Hamill, and Christensen somewhat (not counting child actors like Lloyd since child actors are unpredictable even after the act and are usually given a pass) to have been the only ones affected by this “Star Wars curse”.

      • July 21, 2015 at 10:34 am
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        And the oscars are different… HOW?

        • July 21, 2015 at 10:54 am
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          Also,

          Akira Kurosawa has directed the films Hidden Fortress, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo.

          Fistful of Dollars is a scene-for-scene recreation of Yojimbo,

          The Magnificent Seven is a scene-for-scene remake of Seven Samurai, which in turn was ripped off by Three Amigos, which was ripped off by a Bug’s Life, all of which was played upon by Rango.

          And Hidden Fortress inspired Lucas to make a film about an ancient warrior class waging war against an Imperialistic, seemingly undefeatable stronghold.

          Also, I believe Twelve Monkeys was based off a French Short Film.

          Another film that was victim to the US compulsive-remake curse is “Shall we Dance”, a very enjoyable Japanese comedy, that was remade in the states for absolutely no reason.

          I guess my point is, everyone rips off everyone. So let’s call it even and admit that every countries movies are more or less balanced quality-wise.
          And don’t trash Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, or King’s Speech for that matter. Those are good films fully deserving of the adoration/pride of the British Islands.

        • July 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm
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          The Oscars are real award, unlike these “participation ribbon” foreign awards. Since most major pictures that turn out to be box office blockbuster hits are U.S. based due to being made by U.S.-based production studios, the U.S. is the standard bearer of film-making and hiring acting talent so the U.S. is truly the only ones that are of the higher echelon in this industry and therefore the U.S.-based awards handed out to these movies and actors stand out above the rest (it’s only rightfully and natural).

      • July 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm
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        and the jackass of the year award goes to this kid right here… you haven’t read ANYTHING she has written…stfu.you contradict yourself by saying you have read a couple things from her, and then at the end insinuate that you’ve read them all..you are a horrible bullshit artist and I doubt you have ever been laid. for someone who does not even like Carrie Fisher, I find it really hard to believe that you would waste ANY of your time reading her material. Also..who the fuck are YOU anyway? you are Nobody…and nobody cares that you are tired of anything..in fact nobody even knows you really exist.Nobody cares what your opinion of Carrie Fisher is.. Your uninformed ignorant opinion of her is of no concern to me..MYSELF…I am in fact enjoying the cries of these young people who actually THINK they have any kind of grasp at what Star Wars really is. you grew up with the prequels and some idiotic fan fiction and think you are a Star Wars expert…I got a clue for you…the first clue is, nobody takes you seriously and can give a rats ass what you thionk or what your opinion is…you don’t see us knocking you for being a Justin Beiber fan..so who the fuck do you think you are to come in here and try to rain on anyone elses parade?
        I have a pretty good feeling that you fail at life and this is your only outlet…go over to the Star Trek forums..you will fit right in with the rest of the assholes over there buddy….and BTW…Carrie Fisher IS a goddess, hate to burst YOUR bubble kid. please post a link to some of the books you have written yourself. I would love to read them ALL so I can have a valid opinion of your talent.

        • July 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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          Well, aren’t you an over-reacting Gen X’er with stupid amounts of nerdrage. Funny how you say that I’ve never been laid yet you’re out here defending Fisher like she’s your fantasy girlfriend/wife. I bet you have your bedroom in your mom’s house covered with a bunch of posters of Fisher as Leia and can’t stand seeing pictures of Leia as how she looks like now because it breaks your heart knowing that her looks back in the day are now gone (so you continue to pretend that she’s still like how she was in 1977-1983 and whenever someone tries to snap you back to reality, you go berserk like a child throwing a temper tantrum; I guess someone doesn’t like living in the real world and prefers to live in his sick fantasy); hopefully your Fisher posters aren’t covered with white stains but I’m not holding my breath on that lol.

      • July 23, 2015 at 10:14 pm
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        MMM, tell me where 5 out of the 7 star wars movies were filmed and the nationality of the majority of the crew involving cinematography, casting etc???

    • July 21, 2015 at 2:56 am
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      What you’re saying She is still beautiful!

      • July 22, 2015 at 11:02 pm
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        I agree I would still date her.

  • July 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm
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    Despite questionable f***boys who only value appearance, her strength definitely lies in her mind. I really hope there’s truth to this. She is a very gifted writer. It’s a very natural thing for her. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit knowing Kathleen was impressed with her wit when they met and sensed an opportunity.

  • July 20, 2015 at 10:56 pm
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    Supposedly Fisher ghostwrote Anon’s beloved TPM which just goes to show how very little he knows about this saga. I’m hoping her book goes into detail about which scenes she was high during and what crew/cast members she banged.

    • July 21, 2015 at 12:11 am
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      Nope, that is false. Also, why would you assume that TPM is a movie that I hold precious? I never said anything about that movie in the first place.

  • July 20, 2015 at 11:04 pm
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    She used to be so cute back in her younger days. I still love watching her old interviews on talk shows during her Star Wars years. She was so charming. That is Princess Leia.

  • July 21, 2015 at 3:07 am
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    I don’t understand all hate for Carrie on a SW website. If you don’t want to read the book, don’t read it. There have been plenty of books written by the Star trek cast over the years- Shatner has written several. With all the interest in SW, why not?

    • July 21, 2015 at 9:38 am
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      Because these people have shitty life, and they spread their anger and frustation here sometimes.

  • July 21, 2015 at 7:13 am
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    Diary page: Does not like to talk in person but feels a comfort zone writing things in a diary (pages like 1940s top secret booklet). I thought Carrie said all of her thoughts in ANH to ROJ DVD featurettes? Maybe stories of her set experiences could be good! I am eager to see her act again and be blown away of how great she is capable of being on screen, again! She is one of my prime reasons for wanting to go JUST ON THE DAY OF 12/18/2015 — forget those fanboys whom Carrie would agree to GET INTO THE GARBAGE CHUTE GARBAGE BOY! If that is all they get out of 1977-1983’s actressing and beauty skills then that’s what they’ll get – I wonder if they care for anything else? SNIFF… SNIFF ( ;- ( 3

    • July 21, 2015 at 8:01 am
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      She still caught the “Star Wars curse” though (along with Hamill).

      Sorry that the truth hurts but facts are facts.

      • July 21, 2015 at 11:36 am
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        Curses are factual circumstances?

        • July 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm
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          The “Star Wars curse” is the effect of not being able to land major roles in major motion pictures after appearing in Star Wars movies. For whatever reason – lack of acting skills, lack of charm and charisma, unattractiveness, etc. showing – after being in one or more Star Wars movie, the actor/actress is unable to land major roles in future films and at best, given cameo roles or supporting roles (most of the time, the former; and for the most part, the movies that they do appear in are not exactly box office hits). Thus, the actor/actress is forced to seek work in another field in order to keep making a living such as writing or voice acting like Fisher and Hamill pursued respectively after the OT. So yeah, this is what I mean by the “Star Wars curse”.

          From the Big 3 in the OT, it’s only been Ford who has been able to land major roles in major blockbusters post-OT. Overall, out of both trilogies, as far as actors who played the main characters go, it’s been Fisher, Hamill, and Christensen somewhat (not counting child actors like Lloyd since child actors are unpredictable even after the act and are usually given a pass) to have been the only ones affected by this “Star Wars curse”.

      • July 22, 2015 at 8:48 am
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        Star Wars Curse? haha.

        The truth is some actors play a character that they become very famous for and they become typecast. They are associated too much with that successful character that it hurts them in getting casted for other roles.

        It has nothing to do with lack of talent or lack of charm/charisma. The three original leads are talented actors and had an amazing chemistry on screen. So much that we are still talking about them 30 something years later.

        I think Harrison Ford was the fortunate one to get good roles after ANH. But he easily could have been typecasted as well. There’s a lot of luck involved in the film industry especially with actors. Harrison said it himself in interviews that he’s fortunate for having the success he’s had.

        I also disagree with your “Most of the time”comment about actors turning to voice work and writing because they don’t do well in acting or their films flop at the box office. On the contrary, the success of actors nowadays has lead them to more opportunities such as writing and voice work.

        • July 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm
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          “The truth is some actors play a character that they become very famous for and they become typecast. They are associated too much with that successful character that it hurts them in getting casted for other roles.

          It has nothing to do with lack of talent or lack of charm/charisma. The three original leads are talented actors and had an amazing chemistry on screen. So much that we are still talking about them 30 something years later.”

          Well, to be fair, I did say various reasons (hence my usage of the “etc”). This is one of those reasons (perhaps the only one) as to why they have had a hard time finding work in acting, particularly in large roles (as oppose to Ford whom by the way, it;s been well-documented that he was looking to see if his Han character could be killed off in ROTJ due to being typecasted from then on out).

          Also, while certain fans may still be talking about Fisher and Hamill’s characters to this day, that doesn’t mean that these actors have continued on harping and parading them wherever they go. Heck, for all when know, they might have had a grudge on Star Wars for a perceived notion that it’s because of being in the OT that they have had a hard time finding work and breaking out of this mold of only being know as this and that character. I kind of doubt it since they do seem to be humble and grateful for the opportunity of being in movies that have influenced pop culture and are integral parts of cinema history, plus they do tend to pop up at conventions from time to time for panels and autograph signings (and more recently but that’s due to TFA), but we may never know what internal thoughts they might have about lack of major roles for other movies.

          My point is that there is something about them that hasn’t allowed them to follow in Ford’s footsteps outside of Star Wars in reaching movie stardom like he has (and I don’t think it’s just due to typecasting issues, who knows what else). This has been joked about before actually; for example: in that family Guy episode of the ANH parody called “Blue Harvest”, there’s a part when Luke (Chris Griffin) meets Han (Peter Griffin) and when Han introduces himself, he goes, “Hi, I’m Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon and the only actor whose career has not been ruined by this movie.” [I’m assuming he meant OT as a whole] In my opinion, that’s saying something about the rest of the cast. Sure, it could just be taken as a joke but who knows, perhaps there’s something cryptic and underlying behind this statement that’s masked as a joke.

      • July 24, 2015 at 5:46 am
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        Fact: Carrie Fisher admits she stopped seeking out major acting roles and focused on her writing after having her child. These days, she never auditions for parts, yet still gets offered roles all the time.

  • July 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm
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    I’d totally read that. I haven’t had much of an opportunity to read any of her material, but it sounds like it would be really interesting to get her perspective of the series.
    Wonder if Harrison Ford has one, too?
    Indiana Jones, Star Wars, everything else this guy’s been in, he would have one hell of a biography

    • July 22, 2015 at 12:56 am
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      I would definitely want to read Ford’s book if it existed but with his inherent grumpiness I wouldn’t hold my breath until it is published.

  • July 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm
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    Also I would love to read anything that she has written. Carrie is an awesome person through and through.

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