I starred in a sci-fi blockbuster and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

Friday, 23 September, 2011

Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the original trilogy series of Star Wars films, often regrets not exerting more control over the use of her likeness, which she signed away for nothing. She was however taking her cues in this regard from Harrison Ford, who she assumed was far knowledgeable in such matters:

I’ve teased George Lucas about this over the years, but he’s never been apologetic. When you’re 19 you don’t even think about these things. I don’t know what everyone else’s excuse was. Harrison Ford was 33! He should have known better! Here’s where I’m dumb. I assume if there’s an argument to be made, Harrison would have made it, and if he made it, I would have heard about it, because we had the same deal. But Harrison hasn’t fixed his deal. So this is an ongoing mistake.

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The Star Wars “good guys” meet John-Boy Walton

Tuesday, 16 September, 2008

The Star Wars “good guys” Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford chat with US TV host Mike Douglas, and co-host Richard Thomas, who played John-Boy in The Waltons, about the making of the original Star Wars movie in 1977 (clip 1, clip 2).

1977, and the clothes worn by Douglas, his guests, and the audience, certainly looks like it was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

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