ByEmily Browne, writer at
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Emily Browne

Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind. From her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga to her public outspokenness about mental health, Carrie has always displayed poise and honesty — she was the Princess we deserved, and her death has shocked generations of fans.

Two things Carrie will always be remembered for are her remarkable sense of humor, and her second career as an accomplished writer. Both of these were proved in her 2009 memoir (and fourth novel) Wishful Drinkingan adaption of her one-woman stage show — which she reflects on a turbulent life as 's galactic Princess.

'Star Wars' [Credit: LucasFilm]
'Star Wars' [Credit: LucasFilm]

In one section — which is now both poignant and brilliant — Carrie tells a hilarious anecdote of a conversation she had with on the set of 1977's A New Hope:

"George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, "You can't wear a bra under that dress.

"So, I say, "Okay, I'll bite. Why?"

And he says, "Because. . . there's no underwear in space."

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She goes on, explaining that George Lucas was always adamant that there was a logical explanation for why there was no underwear in space, (but there are gold bikini's, right George?) — so here's why Carrie was not permitted to wear a bra under that iconic white robe:

"So, what happens is when you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn't — so you get strangled by your own bra."

Carrie Fisher [Credit: Wikicommons: Riccardo Ghilardi]
Carrie Fisher [Credit: Wikicommons: Riccardo Ghilardi]

Finally, Carrie let's her wishes be known, and it's every bit as brilliant as she was:

"Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

Carrie Fisher's final performance will, aptly, be her reprisal of General Leia Organa in the upcoming , and as we reflect on Carrie's accomplished career, let it be know that what is being reported is a lie — and she was, in fact, drowned in moonlight and strangled by her own bra. It's what she would have wanted.

What will you miss most about Carrie Fisher? Let us know in the comments.

(Source: Vanity Fair)


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