Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, pays tribute to her late mom and the iconic Star Wars character she played, Princess Leia, in a new essay for Time.
Todd Fisher reveals never-before-released details of iconic character's swan song: She would have wielded a light saber against the First Order.
Paul LeBlanc, Oscar-winning hairstylist for stars like Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone and Javier Bardem, died Wednesday at the age of 73, his family announced.Born in New Brunswick, LeBlanc’s biggest claim to fame was his hairstyling on the 1984 Best Picture Oscar winner “Amadeus.” LeBlanc won the Best Makeup Oscar for that film alongside makeup artist Dick Smith and later received the lifetime achievement award from the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild in 2003.Also Read: Rip Taylor, Colorful Confetti-Throwing Comedian, Dies at 84Prior to “Amadeus,” LeBlanc worked on the hair of one of the most iconic characters in film history: Princess Leia. The 1983 “Star Wars” film “Return of the Jedi” was one of LeBlanc’s first major jobs in cinematic hairstyling, fashioning the braids that Leia wore as Jabba the Hutt’s slave and as a guest of the Ewoks on Endor.In the 1990s, LeBlanc became the hairstylist for Sharon Stone on multiple films, including for her performance as Catherine Tramell in “Basic Instinct” and as Ace Rothstein’s doomed wife Ginger in “Casino.” In the 2000s, he worked with filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For A Dream,” “Black Swan”) and the Coen Brothers (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “The Ladykillers”).Also Read: Ginger Baker, Legendary Drummer With Band Cream, Dies at 80But perhaps his most famous hairstyle of the 2000s was the one he gave Javier Bardem in the Best Picture winner “No Country For Old Men,” where Bardem played the amoral killer Anton Chigurh. In a 2008 Guardian interview, LeBlanc said that Chigurh’s bowl cut was inspired by the medieval Crusades, “when knights and Muslims were murdering each other, and this was a typical haircut. It was a dangerous time and we wanted to make Javier timeless and dangerous at first sight.”LeBlanc is survived by his wife, Louise, and his brothers Georges, Marc and Allison.Read original story Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73 At TheWrap
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.
The most enduring contribution to the "Star Wars" series isn't a single action sequence or line of dialogue. Instead, it's a single costume: the golden bikini worn by Carrie Fisher's galactic badass, Leia Organa.
Princess Leia’s legacy lives on — in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and in the happy memories Carrie Fisher left with her intergalactic family.
Carrie Fisher's swansong in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is set to be a proper tear-jerker, according to Oscar Isaac.
The Star Wars universe is so vast in its mythologies and histories that it's easy for certain morsels of information to get buried under the weight of it all. For example, the fact that Carrie Fisher's Leia Organa had actually earned a PhD by the time she was 19. A part of her story that was actually revealed by George Lucas all the way back in 2004, on the director's commentary for A New Hope, but which has only recently surfaced on the internet thanks to Twitter user Becca Harrison.
Previously unused footage of the late actress will feature in the ninth 'Star Wars' movie, and will not be augmented with CGI.
By Graeme McMillan As Star Wars: The Force Awakens demonstrated, sometimes happy endings don’t stay happy forever — but for those heartbroken that Han Solo and Leia Organa Skywalker couldn’t make their relationship last, a new excerpt of upcoming novel Star Wars: Aftermath — Empire’s End might offer some relief, showing the two together in happier times. The excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s novel, which debuted on the official Star Wars site Tuesday afternoon, sees Han and Leia discuss the two most important things in their lives together: her pregnancy (Ben — or Kylo Ren, as he’s better known — hasn’t been born yet) and the need for more military strikes against what remains of the Empire. Indeed, Wendig makes a point of demonstrating the pressure points in the two’s relationship that would, eventually, take them to where they were in The Force Awakens: Leia’s dedication to what she sees as her duty, and Han’s conviction that there’s a better life elsewhere, freed of that same duty and able to travel through space in search of adventure… or, at least, profit.
Disney weighs options for the future of the iconic character as directors for the upcoming 'Episode VIII' and 2019's 'Episode IX' plan out how she will fit into the rest of the franchise films
While Christmas is meant to be a happy time of year, the film world was left devastated this week when ‘Star Wars’ icon Carrie Fisher and her mother, legendary Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds, both died within days of each other. It’s a fitting tribute that the pair are celebrated together, as they were both publicly and privately very close and much loved.
Hollywood has been paying tribute to ‘Star Wars’ icon Carrie Fisher, who passed away today (27 December) at the age of 60. Her co-stars from the galaxy far, far away Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels were among those reacting to the sad news.
Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, has died at the age of 60 following a cardiac arrest suffered on a plane travelling from London to Los Angeles. A family spokesman released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, which said: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 (PDT) this morning. Following her heart attack on Friday 23 December, Fisher was rushed to hospital where she remained in a critical condition over Christmas.
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.
One of the key revelations from the recent ‘Star Wars’ movie appeared to be that since getting together in ‘Return of the Jedi’, Princess Leia and Han Solo had split by ‘The Force Awakens’. No honeymoon period for us, just the awkwardness of an estranged couple embarrassed by the dreadful behaviour of their now-distant son Kylo Ren. ...
What is Princess Leia’s beef with Chewbacca? First she snubbed him by not awarding him with a medal at the end of ‘Star Wars’ and then she snubbed him at the end of ‘The Force Awakens’ at his most fragile moment in the series yet. JJ Abrams has held his hands up and admitted the second, arguably more devastating, snub is his biggest regret about making ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
Considering the fact that they’re mother and daughter, rumours that Billie Lourd might pop up as the offspring of Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ have been swirling ever since the 23-year-old was cast. Billie Lourd has now insisted to People magazine that her role isn’t that of Leia’s daughter, but pictures of her character prove that her hairdo has at least been inspired by her mother’s in the original films. Princess Leia’s bouffant in ‘Star Wars’ is, arguably, the most famous in movie history, and clearly the team behind ‘The Force Awakens’ couldn’t resist the opportunity to pay homage to it through Fisher’s own daughter.
Recent reports that Disney plan to stop making ‘Star Wars’ merchandise featuring Princess Leia in her most notorious outfit - the ‘slave’ golden bikini slapped on her in ‘Return of the Jedi’ - have left umpteen fans (including but certainly not limited to men) in a distinctly bad mood. Now, Leia actress Carrie Fisher - who has had plenty of unkind things to say about that costume herself over the years - has added her voice to the chorus of disapproval at the notion of Slave Leia being brushed under the carpet. Fisher was also drolly disparaging of criticism a Slave Leia doll received in a Fox News story this past July.
During an interview with the Mail On Sunday, the star of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ explains why she thinks the Church of England’s Lord’s Prayer advert shouldn’t have been banned from showings of ‘Star Wars 7’. - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written? The 60-second advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer was due to be shown before showings of the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel… but has since been pulled by Digital Cinema Media which represents leading UK cinema chains, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue.
Having already learned a bit more about the character of Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, there’s a new promo clip that gives us a bit more insight into Daisy Ridley’s character. There’s also some tasty new footage to feast our eyes on, as the London-born actor reveals a bit more background on her new addition to the ‘Star Wars’ universe. When asked what it’s like to be in a ‘Star Wars’ movie, Ridley, 23, says “it’s been really special,” and doesn’t hold back in revealing she’s a bit of a long-time franchise fan.
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.
It looks as though Leia has gotten rid of that stuffy, old title in favour of something a bit more appropriate for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens. - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written? “The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there’s not much goofing around where Leia’s concerned,” Abrams said.
It looks as though Slave Leia may have had her day… as ‘Star Wars’ bosses put an end to the slinky, gold-clad bikini. According to Making Star Wars, the iconic Slave Leia image is being pulled from all upcoming ‘Star Wars’ marketing materials ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. “There are rumours Princess Leia’s Return of the Jedi bikini costume is being ‘retired’,” they explained. Perhaps because of the recent controversy around the costume and its level of appropriateness for conservative parents and its title for more liberal parents has just made the outfit something to stay away from.” - Star Wars 7 Theatrical Poster Revealed - Sneak Peek of Star Wars 7’s Full Trailer - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written?
The revealing bikini worn by Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ has sold for an eye-watering £63,000 at auction. The gilded two-piece, won by Carrie Fisher’s character when she’s captured by Jabba The Hutt in the third ‘Star Wars’ film, was sold by US firm Profiles In History after fierce bidding opened at £52,000, according to a report on BBC News.