In the 1990s Carrie Fisher was the ‘Go-To’ script rescuer
We all know Ms Fisher for her sterling acting in many small roles:
And no doubt you followed the ups and downs of her short marriage to Paul Simon and knew every word of the song he wrote for her:
But she was accomplished off the screen as well, having written several books including a novel and an autobiography.
But she was perhaps best known for her starring role in millions of young men’s (and no doubt quite a few women’s) fantasies as Princess Leia Organa
Well, not so much for the look of that chaste diplomat but more for this outfit that she regrets not having resisted:
It all really took off in the 1990s. Carrie was responsible for fixing up Hook in 1991, Sister Act in 1992, Lethal Weapon 3 in 1992 and The Wedding Singer in 1998. In 1992, Entertainment Weekly called Carrie Fisher “one of the most sought after doctors in town”—high praise, and one of the only accolades that Fisher would ever receive in printed form, given that she was not credited by name as a writer for any of the films which she rescued.
But not even she could save the Star Wars prequels.