New Video Is Released Of Late Carrie Fisher, With Footage Sending Fans Into A Tailspin
FaithTap Staff 4/17/2017
The first Star Wars movie, Episode IV - A New Hope, was released way back in 1977. For almost 40 years since, the Star Wars franchise has attracted millions of fans around the world, some of whom weren't even born when the first six movies were released.
A lot of that attraction has to do with the original stars, who set the tone of what the characters would represent for generations to come. Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia, being one of them!
At that time, Princess Leia, the audacious, courageous defender of the galaxy wasn't anything like what the audiences had expected from a female character on screen. In fact, that is what originally attracted Carrie Fisher to accept the role, because here was a princess, who for the first time, wasn't waiting around for prince charming to rescue her.
Through Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher ignited a fire in women to be independent and bold too, and this theme she carried on in her personal life as reflected via countless interviews, TV footage, and stars who knew her best.
In December of 2016, the world lost this beloved actress, leaving behind a lot of grieving fans. Several events have taken place since then to honor Carrie Fisher's memory including a musical tribute by composer John Williams, and a special tribute documentary featured at the Star Wars Celebration organized by Lucasfilms in Orlando, Florida.
At one of these events, her daughter Billie Lourd decided to say a few words wearing a Tom Ford dress specially designed after Princess Leia's iconic white outfit:
"She was imperfect in many ways, but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn't ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable, but not me and not you. That was why she loved you, because you accepted and embraced all of her."
Carrie's brother Todd Fisher, has revealed even bigger news since her death saying Carrie will make an appearance in the final Star Wars trilogy Episode 9 using footage filmed before her passing. Putting his faith in the filmmakers, Todd said:
"... I think the people deserve to have her. She's owned by them ... You don't mess with this legacy. It would be like rewriting the Bible. To me, 'Star Wars' is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can't mess with it."
For the fans, this is perhaps the best way to grieve and remember someone they loved so dearly.
Almost 5-minutes of the new video tribute to Carrie Fisher can be watched right here!
Even outside of her role as Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher gave women a lot to be proud about. It's a legacy that will never be forgotten; and as they say, may the Force be with you, Carrie! We will always love you!