As the world wakes up to the gut-punching news that Carrie Fisher
has passed away at the age of 60
, more and more elements of her amazing life have come to the surface as fans mourn and celebrate an icon.
Known for her unconditional earnestness and refusal to deal with any and all bullshit, it turns out the beloved actress had a request for her own obituary which is very, very Carrie Fisher.
In her autobiography ‘Wishful Drinking’ Fisher discussed one of the funnier moments to arise on the set of the first ‘Star Wars’ movie, in which director George Lucas and her exchanged words on the topic of undies in space:
“George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.” So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?” And he says, “Because. . . there’s no underwear in space.”
Not one to simply accept the.. uhh, shall we say “odd” statement, Fisher pestered Lucas to elaborate:
“What happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t—so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
Your wish Princess Leia/General Organa, is our command.
We’ll always love you Carrie.