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Here’s How Carrie Fisher Wants Parents To Explain “Slave Leia” To Their Kids


Carrie Fisher says she doesn’t mind that Harrison Ford has gotten the bulk of the press attention out of the Star Wars returning castmembers — but it’s too bad, because it seems like every quote that Fisher has given to the press about her return to the franchise for The Force Awakens has been solid gold.

Here’s what Fisher had to say about the recent rumors that “Slave Leia” merchandise might get pulled from shelves — more specifically, her response to the parents who worried about how they might explain such merchandise to their children.

The father who flipped out about it, “What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?” Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.

With lines like that, one can’t help but wish Fisher would do more interviews, huh? But I can’t blame her for not wanting to do press appearances, given how she feels about that sort of thing:

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.

Plus, she adds later, “it’s a male-dominated planet. White male—he delivers.” True … but I’ll be watching the movie for General Organa, myself.

(via Wall Street Journal, image via Wikia)

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