Hardcore Star Wars fans will only be able to pick up this amazing dual pack, featuring Han Solo and Princess Leia, at four European fan conventions.
On Saturday, more than 2 million people turned out for the worldwide women’s march in protest of the actions of President Donald Trump — and some of them drew inspiration from their favorite movies.
(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.)
“I got in character and I never got out again — and really, I’ve tried everything.” — Carrie Fisher on ‘Good Morning America,’ 2015
According to Carrie Fisher, she and Harrison Ford had an intense affair while filming the original ‘Star Wars’ movie. The 60-year-old ‘Star Wars’ actress details the encounter in her new memoir, ‘The Princess Diarist’, which reveals the three-month affair with the then-33-year-old father of two. After stumbling upon her angst-ridden journals from during her time filming the original ‘Star Wars’, Fisher explained that she felt it was the right time to come clean.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens left so many questions unanswered about what happened between the Ewok’s partying down at the end of Return of the Jedi and Poe Dameron’s mission to Jakku. What happened to the New Republic? How did the remnants of the Empire morph into the First Order? What was Han and Leia’s relationship like? What happened between Ben Solo and Luke Skywalker? While we’re still clueless about the latter question (hey, Episode VIII is only a 18 months away), most of the others are tackled head-on in Bloodline, the new Star Wars novel by Claudia Gray released this week.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on iTunes and other digital download services today and with it comes the in-depth bonus Secrets of “The Force Awakens”: A Cinematic Journey. There’s the sheer giddiness of newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and a crew tasked with revisiting George Lucas’s iconic galaxy tempered by the unadulterated neuroticism of director J.J. Abrams (who says he felt “primal terror” going into the first day of shooting). For months before the film’s release, Fisher, 59, was outspoken about the difficulty of returning to her career-defining role as Princess Leia.
It’s no secret that Leia will return in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… just don’t call her ‘Princess’. During an interview with Time Magazine, the 59-year-old ‘Star Wars’ star explained how things have changed for the hero we now know as General Leia. Along with aging comes life experience, so in every way that is consistent with even being human Leia has changed.” - Star Wars 7 Theatrical Poster Revealed - Sneak Peek of Star Wars 7’s Full Trailer - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written? Of course, we all remember Princess Leia’s stint in the gold bikini… but now Disney seems to be pushing the character in a far more modern direction.
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia wearing the famous gold bikini in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Photo: The Kobal Collection Arguably the most famous bikini of all time has just been sold for $96,000. On Friday, the gold two-piece worn by Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi went up for auction and the winner, whose name was not released, received the collar, several chain links, and a letter of authenticity provided by Industrial Light and Magic designer Richard Miller. Originally worn by Carrie Fisher in the film, the metal costume was featured in scenes when her character was being held captive by Jabba the Hut.
After last week’s over-the-top Super Bowl performance, Katy Perry took a sartorial cleanse onstage at the 2015 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. She changed out of the sparkly Zuhair Murad dress she had worn on the red carpet and into an all-white Valentino haute couture gown for her serious performance of “By the Grace of God.” And boy does that dress look familiar! Was she channeling Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tom Ford gown from the 2012 Oscars?