“Forever Our Princess”: Carrie Fisher Receives a Star on the Walk of Fame

 
“I heard someone say once that many of us only seem able to find heaven by backing away from hell. And while the place that I’ve arrived at in my life may not precisely be everyone’s idea of heavenly, I could swear sometimes–I hear angels sing. Either that or I’ve screwed up my medication. ” – Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher was more than just an iconic Princess; she was a beloved figure adored by millions of fans worldwide. While her role in “Star Wars” is what she was most recognized for, Fisher’s legacy goes beyond her acting career. Her contributions to the entertainment industry as a writer, her sharp sense of humor, and her advocacy for mental health are equally noteworthy.

Today, Fisher was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing her significant contributions to the industry. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, excepted the honor on behalf of her Mother with a heartwarming and emotional speech. The ceremony was also attended by her friend and Star Wars co-star, Mark Hamill who gave teary eyed speech about his friend. “May the Fourth be Carrie Frances Fisher Day!” Fisher’s career spanned over four decades, with notable roles in films like “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Blues Brothers,” and “Hannah and Her Sisters.” Fisher was also a celebrated author and script doctor, contributing to popular films such as “Sister Act” and “The Wedding Singer.” Her star on the Walk of Fame is a fitting tribute to her status as a trailblazer in the industry and a beloved figure in popular culture.

Despite her success on screen, Fisher faced personal struggles throughout her life. She openly discussed her addiction and mental illness battles and became a staunch advocate for others facing similar issues. Through her writing and public appearances, she shared her experiences with honesty and humor, helping to break down stigmas and offer hope to those in need.

Fisher’s impact on the entertainment industry has been great. Her legacy lives on through her work and the many lives she touched. She was an inspiration for many, and her passing in 2016 left a void in the hearts of her fans and loved ones.

“I was completely unprepared for the person I met, who just was overwhelming, in the sense that she seemed so much wiser than her years,” Hamill says. “Very funny, very spontaneous, very witty.” – Mark Hamill recalls first meeting Fisher on the sett of A New Hope, From the Variety interview
Mark Hamill’s emotional speech at Carrie Fisher’s Walk of Fame ceremony

As we remember Carrie Fisher, let’s honor her by embodying the spirit of Princess Leia and all she represented. Let us continue to fight for mental health awareness and support those struggling, just as Fisher did throughout her life. Although she may no longer be with us, her legacy endures, and we are all the better for having known her.

Carrie Fisher will “forever be our Princess.”

 

 

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