Star Wars Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher [VIDEO]

1.4M views overnight. CBS reports:

It wouldn’t be a celebration of 40 years of “Star Wars” without a touching Carrie Fisher tribute. And that’s exactly what happened at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, which also included a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a John Williams performance and jokes about George Lucas’ dialogue.

Attendees were treated to that and more Thursday at the kick-off of the four-day fan event marking the anniversary of Lucas’ space saga.

“She was very strong, very smart, very funny, very bold and very tough. There were not very many people like her. They’re one in a billion,” Lucas said, recalling Fisher’s willingness to tell him when his dialogue was too difficult to say in portraying Princess Leia. “We’ll all love her forever and ever.”

  • Dazzer

    That was just lovely.

    Big smile on my face right now.

    • Joe in PA

      Me too. And what a nice change of pace from all the other stuff. Read: All trump, all the time. 🙁

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          grrrrr…I’m surprised all those trumpers wouldn’t jump at the chance, those “enthusiastic about border security”.

          Sigh.

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    • perversatile

      ”I’ve told Daisy not to go through the crew like wildfire.” – Carrie Fisher

    • And tears.

  • talldoggy

    made me happy.

  • Bess Watts

    Thanks Joe – a great way to start the morning.

  • olandp

    “… I hope I slept with you to get the job, because if not, who the hell was that guy?”

    Best line ever!

  • Keiffer

    Well I had to Google it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ97s396kb0

    Carrie Fisher roasts George Lucas

    • kcken

      Hadn’t seen that. Very funny.

    • Laughing so hard tears are streaming down my face!

    • dogdadny

      Thank you! That was just what I needed and the last line was the best.

    • Hank

      A Roast well worth watching!!!

    • ColdCountry

      Awesome, thanks for posting that!

    • StudioTodd

      What year was that?

    • John Kusters

      That was wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  • Derrick Johns

    Carrie Fisher: what brilliant mind. I watched “Postcards From The Edge” a few weeks ago. Her death was a loss. Her mother was smart too.

    • Bj Lincoln

      That was a great film.

    • D. Gray

      Smart, but not easy to live with…

  • MountainBoy

    What a gal 🙂

  • Natty Enquirer

    Pretty face to weird old lady, and then you realize, what a BRAIN!

  • ColdCountry

    Nothing like a good cry before noon! What a lovely smile she had, and I love that it could deceive the looker into thinking that a soft and submissive female might lie behind it. Heh. You kicked butt, Carrie, and didn’t we love you for it!

  • greenmanTN

    Odd factoid. There was a really strange amusement park in North Carolina called the Land Of Oz, which my parents took me to as a child. All of these bizarre looking trees made of concrete, a yellow brick road, etc.

    For whatever reason, Debbie Reynolds and her then teenage daughter Carrie were there for the grand opening. You just KNOW Carrie Fisher was rolling her eyes the whole time!

    The Land Of Oz park was deserted for decades but now people are treating it almost like an archeological dig, finding all these bizarre artifacts which have been just sitting there in the middle of the woods, completely empty. Kinda creepy if you think about it.

    http://www.wataugademocrat.com/community/reynolds-fisher-at-land-of-oz-opening/article_e758638d-888d-5c5c-b6ec-167161d96740.html

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/world/north-america/eerie-pics-of-the-abandoned-land-of-oz-theme-park/news-story/c3b958813e99385158d360773d43c6d4

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/65/d6/be/65d6bef6dd3bb478e63fe8cfcb18a697.jpg

  • DonnaLee

    This was beautiful and sad. She should have been around longer for a wonderful example for how to be a strong, funny woman.

  • DaddyRay