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Star Wars 4: here's why Carrie Fisher found the script stupid

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May27,2024

The character of Leïa Organa is undoubtedly the most emblematic role of Carrie Fisher’s career. And yet, the actress almost refused the role because she found the script for Star Wars “stupid”.

Star Wars 4: here's why Carrie Fisher found the script stupid

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Deceased in 2016, shortly after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which she reprized the role of Leïa, Carrie Fisher is missing from the international cinema landscape. Born in 1956, the actress, in addition to the Star Wars saga, has had a busy career. We could find her in iconic films like When Harry Met Sally (1989), Austin Powers (1997), Scream 3 (2000), or, more recently, Maps to the Stars (2014).

Star Wars 4: here's why Carrie Fisher found the script stupid

But it is obviously her role as Leia Organa which remains the most emblematic of her career. A cult role, which she portrayed. à six covers, in the original trilogy, but also in the recent postlogy. However, Basically, she found the concept of Star Wars totally« stupid ».

A stupid script ?

We often forget it, but when Carrie Fisher plays Leïa in A New Hope, the young woman is only 19 years old. At the time, like many others, she did not think that Star Wars would be as successful.

Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher's best friend, had an interview with Sunday Times. He returned to the beginnings of Carrie Fisher on the set of Star Wars IV. He revealed, that initially, the young woman She was rather frustrated, because she found the script stupid. She was particularly dismayed at having to play games. next to it characters like Chewbacca and R2-D2:

It was 1976. Carrie told me she had dropped out of college. a job in a science fiction film in England. I immediately replied “There’s a role for me too?”, even though a normal person would have congratulated her. She then told me that the masculine role was camped on women. by a certain Mark something. But then told me that it was a really stupid script, and that I probably would have refused to do it. à its place. She then told me, ironically, that she was interacting with a four-foot British man in a wheelie bin. That they were filming on screens with laser guns that didn't even have a trigger. She finished saying that this film would be a failure.

Star Wars 4: here's why Carrie Fisher thought the script was stupid

Luckily Carrie Fisher didn't stop at that. her first impressions, because she would have moved on to next to it of the biggest role of his career. At the time, the actress was still very young and she did not realize the potential of such a story. It's in any case quite funny to see how she saw the immense comedian Kenny Baker, who played the role of the actor. R2-D2 for years. In the end, Star Wars IV turned out to be a great success. being a huge popular success with more than 775 million dollars in box office revenue.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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