Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars with The Wall Street Journal and on “Live! with Kelly and Michael”

LeiaCarrie Fisher spoke to The Wall Street Journal, discussing Princess Leia, her fans, the marketing campaign for The Force Awakens, and why she’s glad Harrison Ford is getting most of it. She also appeared on the “Live! with Kelly and Michael” show, talking about her family her new book about her Star Wars experience and more…



From The Wall Street Journal:


Much of the marketing campaign for the new movie focuses on Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Chewbacca. Do you want to see more of yourself as part of the campaign?

Sometimes I do when I get immature, but no. Finally, no. I don’t like looking at myself. I have such bad body dysmorphia. But I’m in the movie. I think Harrison’s the most popular character. He’s the most popular actor of the gang, so they’re going to show a lot more of him. It’s business.

“Star Wars” fans, as you know, are …

Are lovely. And they can be crazy. But mostly they’re lovely. You notice the crazy ones because, depending on how crazy, you have to pay strict attention. But they’re lovely and loyal. On my Twitter, it’s hilarious.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen or heard from a fan?

Oh come on, that’s endless. It’s: “I thought about you every day, from when I was 12 to 22.” Every day? “Well, four times a day.”



Fisher also appeared on the “Live! with Kelly and Michael” show, discussing her hair style, her dog Gary and her upcoming book about her Star Wars experience. As always Carrie is the best!





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26 thoughts on “Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars with The Wall Street Journal and on “Live! with Kelly and Michael”

  • December 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Oh my god, Carrie’s still hilarious. Never change!

  • December 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Oh, Carrie, like Michael – I can listen to you all day. 🙂

  • December 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    “Baboon ass.”

    Haha!!! Carrie is a riot.

  • December 3, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I wish she hadn’t gotten that strange fish pout done. It’s the one thing that’s slightly frustrated me when I look at her in the movie….which is a shame considering how good she otherwise looks these days.

    Still, always delightful to listen to her. One of the few honest people in the industry.

  • December 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Judging by how she is starting to let herself go again…and has gained almost all of her weight back..i think it is a safe bet that she probably will not be in Episode 8… 🙁

    • December 3, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      Yeah, That was unexpected though not unexpected either since yo-yoing is common with weight loss. It would be a surprise if she died in it though unless they just write her out of the next two which would be lame.

      • December 3, 2015 at 11:52 pm

        she better die then let her write out.

    • December 3, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      It’s no wonder the poor gal has body dysmorphia, and you’e the first comment no less.

    • December 4, 2015 at 1:12 am

      thats nonsense- she looks way better than she did in 13- anyways they did a really good job of dressing her in TFA to make her look slim

  • December 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    They can explain her aged looks in the film due to the stress of living off of rations now and being constant under stress seeing as how she’s a General now. Also childbirth possibly. Not sure what the explanation is going to be for her smoker’s voice though, Leia always seemed too smart to get hooked on stims even if Carrie wasn’t.

    • December 3, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Something that is cool though is that I think she’s the only character in this film that is the same age as her character so she’s ages in real time in the saga.

    • December 3, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Or, you know, that she’s 32 years older.

      • December 4, 2015 at 1:59 am

        Except most female voice don’t get as deep as hers unless they had her drug problems. Take a look at all the voice actors who can still pass as teens. Carre sounds older than my 94 year old Grandma.

        • December 4, 2015 at 11:58 pm

          Most female vices noticeably deepen as they get older. It’s something any professional female singer has to deal with.

          • December 5, 2015 at 2:03 am

            They do but not as dramatically as men’s or to the point where they sound like they switched genders.

  • December 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm


  • December 3, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    She’s still beautiful and funny as hell!

  • December 4, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I love Carrie. Also, I’ve noticed recently that her breathing is awful. Her nose must be FUCKED, surprised she hasn’t had surgery to correct that. You can hear her take big sniffs.

    • December 4, 2015 at 12:56 am

      Once your nose gets too messed up, there’s not much that can be done about it. I’ve had mine broken several times, and while it looks fine after the docs did their thing, the left side barely works. I’d imagine it’s just as bad for someone who, shall we say, indulged in the nose candy far too often.

    • December 5, 2015 at 12:01 am

      It’s entirely possible she was congested. Or had allergies. These things aren’t necessarily indicative of permanent conditions.

      • December 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        If you watch interviews from months and months prior, you can still hear it.

  • December 4, 2015 at 12:59 am

    For as crazy as Carrie can be, she is absolutely hilarious.

  • December 4, 2015 at 2:33 am

    i think carrie is going to be great in this. i do have to disagree with her saying Han is the most popular character, at least based on the “where is luke?” hysteria sweeping the net the past month.

    • December 4, 2015 at 6:52 am

      I think if the trailers had shown Luke and not Han, there would have been “where is Han?” hysteria.

  • December 4, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I almost spat up my drink when she said “That’s sad” towards whatever they were referring to being the most exciting thing they’ve had in a while.

  • December 5, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I love how Carrie had no problem pointing out that Kelly was just making stuff up. Unless she’s been sneaking into her house and looking at Billie Lourd’s diary there’s no way she would know about her writing ability. She’s not published anywhere.

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