Carrie Fisher has always in the past been very open regarding her disdain for the Star Wars Franchise. Seldom if not ever being a Con-goer and likes even less to speak of it in interviews. Recently in LA Weekly Fisher discussed quite graphically, the gold bikini, and the men who liked to a go at themselves with the pictures of her in said garb.
One thing that made the cut [in the HBO special Wishful Drinking] is some very funny stuff about how the Slave Leia metal bikini from Return of the Jedi made you a sex symbol.
That’s only determinable way after the fact, I think. There’s no experience that tells you, “Oh, I’m a sex symbol.” Were people coming up to me and jacking off to me in the streets? No. All of the attention I ever got was, in a way, freakish. Generally the reaction I would get was, “Did you know it would be that big of a hit?” Every so often someone would come up to me and say, “I thought about you every day from when I was 12 to 22.” But that’s after the fact — they didn’t come up at the time and say, “I’m thinking about you every day,” i.e., “In between watching the movies and putting together these spaceship models that I have, I retire to the bathroom and jack off to you.” I wasn’t aware of it at the time, and I’m very glad I wasn’t.
Really Carrie? Really? Biting the hands that feed you, aren’t we? Was that guy building the models that forward with you? Or did you just make a brazen comment based on the phenomenon of pop culture the gold bikini became? I think its high time Fisher warmed up to the people that made her famous and stop being such an angry be-atch putting down all of us time and time again.
We’re sorry that you got type casted with undying fame.