Friends and family of the late Carrie Fisher assembled at the weekend, to pay tribute to the screen legend, who died last Christmas. But the most tear-jerking, bitter-sweet eulogy came from Dan Aykroyd, who was at one time engaged to Fisher, after proposing on the set of ‘The Blues Brothers’. “I felt like I could’ve saved Carrie, because I saved her life once before,” he told the audience at the joint memorial for Fisher and her mother, the actress Debbie Reynolds, who died the day after her daughter. “We shouldn’t be here so soon in our lives. ...
The 64-year-old actor was engaged to Fisher for a short period of time in 1980.
Friends, family and fans gathered at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles on Saturday to pay tribute to the late mother-daughter duo.
The 59-year-old actor tells ET the way his mother passed was 'a magical, beautiful thing.'
‘Star Wars’ legend Mark Hamill has shared what’s thought to be the first ever image of him as the iconic Luke Skywalker. Hamill, who’s a keen user of social media (largely Instagram and Twitter), posted the photo of him on the Tunisian set of 1977’s ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ (as it became known). Posting to his Instagram and Twitter accounts – both @hamillhimself – the actor described the image and how it was “perhaps” the first ever snap of him in character.
For some the appearance of the CGI Carrie Fisher at the end of ‘Rogue One’ just didn’t sit right. Like the digital iteration of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in the movie, both characters pushed the ‘uncanny valley’ button, where a CGI character is realistic, but not quite realistic enough (or is it *too* realistic?). Speaking to Fandango, director Gareth Edwards said that Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy told him how Fisher presumed it was some footage of Princess Leia found somewhere from the original movies.
The 'Blues Brothers' star penned a moving memorial for his late friend and one-time fiance.
Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens. No one understands fan culture on the same level as Mark Hamill. The Star Wars hero, who will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in the upcoming Episode VIII, holds a unique position as both the object of fan idolization and an avid, dyed-in-the-wool pop-culture obsessive.
(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from Lucasfilm saying that filmmakers have “no plans” to digitally recreate Princess Leia for any future Star Wars films.)
In many ways, Rogue One is unlike any previous Star Wars film — and yet, even in scenes featuring all-new characters, vehicles, and creatures, it feels like a Star Wars movie. Part of the credit for that goes to sound editors Matthew Wood and Christopher Scarabosio, who inherited the job of creating the Star Wars soundscape from original sound designer Ben Burtt. Both Wood and Scarabosio have worked on every Star Wars film since Attack of the Clones, with Wood also supervising the sound in the Clone Wars and Rebels TV series, the Battlefront video game, and the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the original trilogy.
Carrie Fisher was funny until the very end. Leave it to Carrie Fisher to find humor in death. The Star Wars actress was laid to rest on Friday with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, where Carrie made quite the entrance.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who died within a day of one another last week — at ages 60 and 84, respectively — had a mother-daughter relationship like no other. Fisher often joked that she and her mother, next-door neighbors in Beverly Hills, were living in a reality show. The Bright Lights trailer shows a few moments that back up her quip — Fisher chiding Reynolds about her ancient cell phone, the two picking out an outfit for Reynolds’ cabaret show — but also hints at a deeper look at the family’s complicated history.
Billie Lourd lost both her mother and grandmother last week when Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died on consecutive days, and the 24-year-old actress took to Instagram to break her silence on Monday. Reynolds died following a stroke last Wednesday at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, “Star Wars” heroine Fisher.
It’s been a truly heartbreaking week, so we’re reminiscing on one of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ most iconic and hilarious interviews.
“I got in character and I never got out again — and really, I’ve tried everything.” — Carrie Fisher on ‘Good Morning America,’ 2015
There was a time when Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, and his wife, Debbie Reynolds, were all great friends. Elizabeth and Eddie’s affair changed that. Debbie Reynolds will go down in history as one of the greats from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Hollywood is mourning the loss of legend Debbie Reynolds. Just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s death, the Singin’ in the Rain actress has passed away at age 84.
Steve Martin deleted a tweet intended to honor his longtime friend Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at 60, amidst a barrage of anger on social media and the internet. Here's Steve Martin's fine little tweet praising Carrie Fisher that some grumps pressured him to delete. In light of that, Martin’s tweet, which touched on Fisher’s appearance in a way many found inappropriate or even sexist, crediting her for being “witty and bright” as somewhat of an afterthought to her appearance sparked plenty of backlash.
Revisiting a portion of our interview with late actress in 2015 while she was promoting 'The Force Awakens'
Carrie Fisher has died at age 60, after a heart attack. No one was more open about her struggles navigating through life and Hollywood than Fisher herself. From mental illness to substance abuse, Carrie used her quick wit to write numerous novels and nonfiction books — including the recent The Princess Diarist — about her journey.
Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at the age of 60 has left her involvement in a number of film and television projects unresolved. The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Beyond Star Wars, Fisher was highly sought after for her on camera work and for her writing and script doctoring.
5th update, Saturday AM: Carrie Fisher remains at UCLA Medical this morning, where she was taken yesterday following a major heart attack suffered while flying from London to Los Angeles. Since then, her Star Wars co-stars have been weighing in, with Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew expressing their well-wishes yesterday on Twitter. And this morning, Harrison Ford did the same in a statement. “I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend,” Ford said to The…