Will will ever reach a point where tributes to late, great Carrie Fisher will become too much? Unlikely, no. She was that damn special to so many people.
Here’s another perfect one that’ll make you cry all over again. The 40th anniversary celebration of the Star Wars franchise in Orlando, Florida, closed out with a 5-minute tribute to Fisher and her oneness with the character that made her a star.
“She loved you because you embraced all of her,” said daughter Billie Lourd, in a very Princess Leia-esque white gown. “The strong soldier she was and the vulnerable side, who fought her own dark side. She loved this incredible character she got to create — this force, called Leia.”
George Lucas also spoke, his voice briefly breaking.
“Carrie Fisher, I said … I said many times now, she really is a modern woman, and she isn’t just a woman where you put guys clothes on her and she becomes a hero,” he said. “She was a princess, she was a senator, and she played a part that was very smart. And she had to hold her own with two big lugs, these goofballs who were screwing everything up. But it was her war.”
Of Fisher often calling herself the “custodian of Leia”, Lucas said:
“She was that character: she was very smart, very funny, very bold, very tough. There are not very many people like her. They’re one in a billion.”
Please watch this and prepare to bawl:
We miss you, space mum. :'(
Photo: Star Wars.