The late Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, was honored on May the 4th, 2023, with the 2,754th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter, was on hand for the event on Thursday morning near the El Capitan Theatre on the corner of Hollywood and Highland.
During the ceremony, Lourd said that her mom had tried to get her to watch Star Wars for years, but it wasn’t until boys her age confessed their undying love for Princess Leie that she “went home to investigate who this person was they were talking about. I finally watched the movie I had forever considered too loud, and finally figured out what all the fuss was about with the lady in the TV. I wanted to hate it so I could tell her how lame she was. Like any kid, I didn’t want my mom to be hot or cool. She was my mom. But that day, staring at the screen, I realized no one is or will ever be as hot or as cool as Princess Leia.”
People of all ages from all over the world were dressed up like my mom, the lady who sang me to sleep at night and held me when I was scared. Watching the amount of joy it brought to people when she hugged them or threw glitter at them — sorry about that — was incredible to witness. People waited in line for hours just to meet her. People had tattoos of her, people named their children after her. People had stories of how she saved their lives. It was a side of my mom I had never seen before, and it was magical. I realized then that Leia is more than just a character. She is a feeling. She is strength. She is grace. She is wit. She is femininity at its finest. She knows what she wants and she gets it. She doesn’t need anyone to rescue her because she rescues herself and even rescues the rescuers. And no one could have played her like my mother.Billie Lourd
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce vp media relations Ana Martinez stated that Fisher’s star “is just a few feet away” from Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill (who was in attendance) and across the street from mother Debbie Reynolds’ star.
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