When Carrie Fisher passed away last December, the hearts of Star Wars fans throughout the galaxy simultaneously broke. She was a one-of-a-kind iconic character in the Star Wars universe and with the Star Wars Celebration starting today, it was only right that they pay tribute to Fisher.
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The touching five-minute tribute involved behind the scenes footage of the original films and had interviews with various cast members as they remembered her.
Moments before the video was set to air on live-stream with over 20,000 people watching it, the creator of the films George Lucas said a few brief words that resonated throughout the galaxy.
“She was a princess. She was a senator. She played a part that was very smart, and she was having to hold her own against two big lugs, goofballs, who were screwing everything up. She was the boss. It was her war.” he said in part.
“There are not very many people like her, one in a billion. For this particular part, it was absolutely perfect. She wore a dress through the whole thing, but she was the toughest one in the group. It was a hard part to play, and she pulled it off brilliantly” he concluded.
After the tribute played, fans were collectively in awe as Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, came on stage. Lourd, who acted alongside her mother in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, gave a plethora of reasons why her mom was the best.
“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began. She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable” she said in part.
The Star Wars Celebration is scheduled to continue throughout the weekend. There will surely be more words spoken about the Star War princess as thousands remember her.