May the REAL force not be with you, God forbid you offend somebody.
I’m not going to see a stupid “Star Wars” movie anyway, but I thought the mature Carrie Fisher has some balls on this one:
Hat tip Epic Times:
Carrie Fisher talks candidly about the film industry, celebrity and the surprising new love of her life:
The new Star Wars film is the most hotly anticipated release of the century and there’s nobody we’re dying to see more than Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia. How has life treated her in the 38 years since she first wore those famous hair buns? How has it been, going from teenage pin-up to acclaimed screenwriter and novelist? Has she recovered from the childhood trauma of her father leaving her mother Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor?
With just days to go before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Carrie also blasted UK cinemas for refusing to show an advert by the Church of England which features the Lord’s Prayer after citing fears that it could offend people.
The 60-second advert was due to be shown before new episode Star Wars: the Force Awakens. But it has been turned down by Digital Cinema Media (DCM), which represents leading chains Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, despite being passed by the Cinema Advertising Authority and the British Board of Film Classification.
Fisher, who reprises her role as Princess Leia Organa (now known as General Organa) in new episode The Force Awakens, told the Mail on Sunday she could not conceive of the short film offending cinemagoers.
“I have no idea why they would do that,” she said. “Offended? No. People should get a life. I don’t think it is offensive to have a ‘power of prayer’ advert before Star Wars.”
… Yea!!! But there’s WAAAAY more:
She opens up about the industry’s obsession with her weight, her relationship with her parents and the surprising new love of her life. Read on for a taster; to see the full interview get the January issue of Good Housekeeping, out now.
‘They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! Nothing changes, it’s an appearance-driven thing. I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.’
‘We treat beauty like an accomplishment and that is insane. Everyone in LA says, “Oh you look good,” and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never “How are you?” or “You seem happy!”’What was it like to grow up as showbiz royalty?
‘I looked at my mother and said, “Wow, she is gorgeous and I don’t look like her, therefore I’m not pretty. And my father doesn’t visit – I mustn’t be pretty because he likes pretty women.” You think, I’ll go into show business because then I’ll get enough love and they will put make-up on me properly and then my life will work.’Will she ever get married again?
‘I’d like to in theory, but it’s very hard for women in show business. I don’t want to make someone Mr. Fisher. The most important things in my life now are my mother, my daughter, my friends and my dog, Gary. He travels everywhere with me! I love that saying: Make me become the person my animal thinks I am. If I am who Gary thinks I am, I’m fantastic!’
What was it like to grow up as showbiz royalty?
‘I looked at my mother and said, “Wow, she is gorgeous and I don’t look like her, therefore I’m not pretty. And my father doesn’t visit – I mustn’t be pretty because he likes pretty women.” You think, I’ll go into show business because then I’ll get enough love and they will put make-up on me properly and then my life will work.’
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