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    22 Times Carrie Fisher Was The Coolest Woman In The Galaxy

    Princess, general, and queen of our hearts forever.

    If you're anything like me, you got really excited when you saw the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer.

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    You may have also laughed at some jokes it inspired.

    You also probably got a bit emotional when you saw General Leia Organa near the end of the trailer.


    The film will use unused footage of Carrie Fisher from Episode VII to complete her character's arc.

    But Carrie Fisher's legacy extends far beyond her iconic character. Here are just a few great moments to remind you that she really was the coolest person in the galaxy. 🌌✨

    1. When, in addition to her acting career, she was a prolific writer.


    Carrie released her first novel in 1987, and was also a script doctor for many films in the 1990s, including Sister Act and The Wedding Singer.

    2. When she and Ellen took to the streets to sell tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to benefit charity, and Carrie was hilariously self-deprecating about her character's famous hairstyle.


    3. When she used her trademark wit to call out Hollywood's unrealistic beauty standards on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


    When asked if she was asked to lose weight to play Princess Leia, she answered, "They wanna hire part of me, not all of me. They wanna hire about three fourths, and so I have to get rid of the fourth somehow. The fourth can't be with me. I made a joke!"

    4. When she took her beloved dog, Gary, everywhere.

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    5. When she warned Daisy Ridley about the, um, side effects that might come with her new Star Wars fame.

    6. When she shed some of her sparkle on Anna Kendrick.

    Carrie Fisher wore glitter in her hair. When I said I liked it, she ran her fingers through it and lobbed a handful at me. #TheGreatest 💔

    7. When she openly talked about her mental health struggles, shedding light on a subject not many people were talking about.

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    8. When she stuck up for her friend after she was the victim of sexual assault.


    Director Heather Ross revealed that Carrie sent her aggressor "a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli with a note that said, ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box.'”

    9. When she wrote Postcards from the Edge, a novel based on her life that was then made into a movie starring Meryl Streep.

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    Meryl played the character based on Carrie, while Shirley MacLaine played the character based on her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

    10. When she wrote some of her most memorable lines in her last film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


    Including the emotional scene between General Organa and Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern).

    11. When she introduced George Lucas's Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Film Institute, and turned her speech into a one-woman show.


    Do yourself a favor and watch her whole speech.

    12. When she and Craig Ferguson were a comedy dream-team.


    Carrie was a guest on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson many times, and the two friends often spoke about the struggles that came with sobriety and aging in Hollywood.

    13. When she put together an actual one-woman show called Wishful Drinking, in which she talked about being mentally ill while famous.


    14. When she had the best response for a father concerned about young children seeing merchandise featuring Princess Leia's famous bronze bikini.


    "Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it."

    15. When she took the opportunity to make Hollywood events a family affair.

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    Here she is with her mom, Debbie Reynolds, and daughter, Billie Lourd.

    16. When she kept an optimistic and resilient attitude about the struggles she faced throughout her life.

    "I trust myself. I trust my instincts. I know what I'm gonna do, what I can do, what I can't do. I've been through a lot, and I could go through more, but I hope I don’t have to. But if I did, I'd be able to do it." Remembering the incomparable Carrie Fisher on her birthday. ❤️

    17. When she and Robert Downey Jr. bantered on the set of their movie Soapdish (1991).

    Today would have been Carrie Fisher's 63rd birthday. We're remembering the legendary actress and writer with a throwback to 1991 when she and @RobertDowneyJr walked us through the set of 'Soapdish'– and had us cracking up! 🤣 We miss you, Carrie

    18. When she gave a speech to honor Meryl Streep and told a hilarious story about the two of them killing bugs at Meryl's house.


    19. When, while promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she did this interview on Good Morning America and she kept the interviewer laughing for the whole six minutes.


    20. When she was the queen of cameo appearances.

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    Carrie had scene-stealing cameos in a lot of films and TV shows, including Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Scream 3, and The Big Bang Theory.

    21. When, in Bright Lights, she and Debbie Reynolds showed the world their close mother-daughter bond.


    The HBO documentary aired two weeks after they passed away.

    22. And finally, when she roasted Harrison Ford as he was getting an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.


    Carrie would reveal years later that she and Harrison had a relationship during their first Star Wars film, making her speech that much funnier in context.

    May the force be with you always, Carrie ❤