Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars at Wizard World Comic Con 2016!

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Carrie Fisher and her dog Gary were special guests at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago. For a whole hour the actress interacted with the audience in her unique and hilarious way, answering fan questions, sharing unforgettable stories about the old and new Star Wars movies and more. Read on for some of the highlights from the event.



Here are the most interesting bits from the panel. You can watch the whole thing at the bottom of this article. The text in brackets are my thoughts and clarifications. Every Carrie Fisher appearance is a must watch. Enjoy!



Q: Is Harrison Ford funny?

A: Harrison is witty, he is not funny. There’s a big difference. Funny is about people pleasing, Harrison is definitely not a people pleasing.


Q: What are you most proud of in your life?

A: My daughter turned out pretty well. First it’s Billie Lourd, second is Wishful Drinking (autobiographical book by Carrie, published in 2008) and third is Gary.


Leia & Rey

Q: Was it noticeable to you that you hugged Rey before Chewie (in TFA)

A: She had harder times than Chewie, and I knew deep down that she had (let the Solo/Skaywalker speculations begin…again) ๐Ÿ™‚


Q: What’s your favorite Star Wars movie to act in?ย (question from a kid)

A: To act in – Empire, although I really liked acting in the last one… (big wink). (She is possibly meaning Episode VIII).



Q: Why is Princess Leia so fierce, is there a background that makes her like that? (question from a kid)ย 

A: What generally does stuff like that in this universe is issues with your father. I don’t think it’s any different there (GFFA). I have to say I was neglected by my father in both universes and you don’t want to screw with me in either one.

Vader and Leia


Q: Do you want to see a spin-off movie about Leia?

A: No! (you should really see the way she said that 32:58)


Q: Is there anyone you would be comfortable with playing that character?

A: Absolutely – my daughter. (Joking aside) there are many tiny little actresses that can play Leia.


Q: You script doctored a lot of things. Is it true that you script doctored on the prequels?

A: I talked with George Lucas about them only. It’s hard to do anything on those films because they don’t get anything out the rooms. I swear to God, I never took a script home, ever! He did ask me about my thoughts, which is really nice of him. He does ask for input, which is great. George Lucas is genius so we all know that.


Q: As an actress how much did you know about what was going to happen in the sequels. So when you kissed Luke did you know he was your brother?

A: I knew he was my brother and I tongued him! I’m joking, I’m joking. I am under contract to make jokes. We didn’t know (that he was my brother). If I knew, what was I thinking?



Q: When your son killed off Han Solo, how did you actually really feel?

A: I was upset. I don’t like when people die. I am very sad, I have nothing to divulge at all, and no, he is not getting a funeral in the next movie. I make dumb comments and I never spoiled anything. (This comment is in regard to her words during her Celebration panel, where she mentioned Han’s funeral as a joke, but many fans thought she accidentally revealed details from the upcoming movie, since it was matching with previous rumors that appeared during the Dubrovnik filming).


Q: When Luke returns from his hiding, what do you think Leia’s reaction will be?

A: You idiot, where the hell have you been? I’ve been waiting for you. You left me to do all this stuff alone. Come on! Where have you been, at a SPA planet? You don’t look like it.



Also Carrie broke the myth that Disney told her to loose weight. That never happened. She also talked about how Harrison Ford kisses, sang the Life Day song from the Holiday Special, gave some colorful comments on Kylo Ren and more!. Make sure to check the whole hilarious video below. Probably one of the best panels with Carrie. Thanks to YouTube member ChristineDoesConsย for the video.





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14 thoughts on “Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars at Wizard World Comic Con 2016!

  • August 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I would imagine the “funeral” scene (if it is that) that we keep seeing is (or should be) about the fact that practically the entire Republic was destroyed. That’s little bit bigger deal than the fact that one smuggling scoundrel was stabbed by his emo force-fueled son. Having a funeral for Han Solo while billions of others also died is even worse than Han Solo and Luke getting medals at the end of A New Hope while Chewy and the other hundred or so Rebel fighters get no recognition.

    • August 24, 2016 at 1:36 am

      I agree with you about the funeral idea, but I never had a problem with Luke and Han getting medals. Only a handful of fighters made it back from the attack on the Death Star, and Luke is the guy who blew it up – it’s like a “Player of the Match” award at the end of a football game. And Han gets one because he is the Captain, Chewbacca (as awesome and brilliant as he is) is the First Mate.

      • August 24, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        That’s a good point. But if that is the case, then it should have only been Luke that received the victory medal. Han did less than many others and only showed up at the end while countless Rebels were being massacred. Wedge deserved it more than he did.

        • August 24, 2016 at 5:48 pm

          the two people who made the biggest contribution got medals.

    • August 24, 2016 at 4:52 am

      spoilers. not everyone reads the spoiler stories on here…

      • August 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        It was mentioned in the article, and I was responding to that. Are you telling me that you ignored the article and went straight for the comment section?

        • August 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm

          No, I am telling you that I didn’t read each and every one of her answers because not all of those questions interest me. My apologies.

          • August 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

            No offense but that’s not my problem. It’s in this article – so common sense dictates that I am free to respond the ‘spoiler’. Maybe you should complain to the person that wrote the article, not to the people in the comment section responding to said article.

  • August 24, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Probably billions were killed in Hosnian System. Although Han & Chewie were instrumental in helping Starkiller Base get destroyed by placing the bombs to enable them to get inside to blow it.

  • August 24, 2016 at 3:52 am

    I’m so glad Disney didn’t make her “loose” weight. That would have been gross.

    • August 24, 2016 at 4:51 am

      LFL, not Disney. “lose” not “loose”.

      And soldiers need to be in shape.

      • August 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm

        Look up the (mis)spelling in the article. Perhaps that’s why I quoted it.

        • August 24, 2016 at 10:27 pm

          Then together let us rail at the author in a united front against this grave misdeed!

  • August 24, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I Lol’d at Carrie’s “NO!”. Heh, could accurately represent the fans feelings of origin stories related to already known characters. ๐Ÿ™‚

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