United States of america. – When Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016, she left a legacy of work that could be cherished for generations, and now, she’s receiving an honor that will live on. According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame, Fisher will receive a star on the most famous sidewalk on the planet later this year on a very appropriate day. It’s the Fourth of May when her daughter, Billie Lourd, accepts an honor in her mother’s memory, and there’s no better day to pay tribute to a sci-fi pioneer than Star Wars Day.
Born in show business, Carrie Fisher was the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, who made her debut in 1975 at the age of 17 in the comedy Champs alongside Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn. Two years later, one of her biggest roles ever came to life when Fisher pulled her hair back into a classic bun and played Princess Leia for the first time in Star Wars: A New Hope. This role would define the rest of his career, for better or worse.
Over the next decade, Carrie Fisher made other appearances as Dan Aykroyd’s ex-girlfriend, in the classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, and co-starred with Tom Hanks in The ‘Burbs, in The Blues Brothers. Not satisfied with appearing in films every year, the multi-talented star turned to writing, penning his debut novel Postcards from the Edge, which satirized his life and his battle with addiction. Meryl Streep, Shirley McClane and Dennis Quaid starred in the film version released a few years later in 1990.
That wasn’t the only film to benefit from Carrie Fisher’s writing talents, as she’s also worked on Lethal Weapon 3, Adam Sandler’s The Wedding Singer, Last Action Hero, Sister Act, and the Sylvester Stallone classic Stop or My Mom. Proving that no one is perfect. Despite the setback, Fischer went on to a second career in Hollywood as a top screenwriter, improving existing scripts and improving every project he took on. In 2004, Starr said that he had stopped working on the screenplay, but that he never stopped working.
Fans were excited when it was announced that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford would be returning to Star Wars for the sequel trilogy. Reprising her role as Leia Organa, Fisher went from playing one of the strongest damsel in distress to now actively leading a rebellion against the First Order. The evolution from metal bikini to her normal costume makes Leia one of the greatest characters in film history, and none of this would have been possible without the star’s incredible talent.
Billie Lourd continues her family’s legacy, most recently starring in Ticket to Paradise alongside Julia Roberts and George Clooney as her daughter’s roommate. A star in her own right, she replaced Carrie Fisher on the set of Rise of Skywalker after her mother passed away and has been a staple of the American Horror Story franchise for the last few entries, as well as starring in Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart. The world is a better place for having fished in it; Through his work and his only daughter, his legacy will live on for generations.