On the occasion of Star Wars Day, Carrie Fisher, or the beloved Princess Leia, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in celebration and remembrance of the famous sci-fi movie franchise – Star Wars.
Carrie Fisher, who passed away at the age of 60, now unites with her Star Wars co-stars, Harrison Ford (awarded the star in 2003) and Mark Hamill (awarded the star in 2018), in receiving this prestigious honor. The unveiling ceremony of the 2754th Hollywood Walk of Fame star, dedicated to Fisher, took place in front of the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Star Wars Day, May 4, at 11:30 AM PT.
The iHeartMedia personality Ellen K. presented the honor, and Billie Lourd, the late actress’s daughter, accepted the star on her mother’s behalf. Lourd expressed her pride and joy by saying, “Mama, you’ve made it.” and threw her mother’s favorite glitters on the star as a tribute (since Fisher liked to decorate her fans in glitter during fan meets). She was joined by hundreds of fans, some dressed as star wars characters for the event, along with Carrie’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill (who played Luke Skywalker), her friends, and colleagues in the industry.
Who is Carrie Fisher?
Carrie Frances Fisher (1956-2016) was an American actress who is famous for her iconic portrayal of the character Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars films (1977-1983). She reprised the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017) – dedicated to her, and The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – through the unreleased footage from The Force Awakens.
Fisher made her debut in the film “Shampoo” in 1975. Since then, she had also starred in Hollywood film hits such as “When Harry Met Sally”, “Hannah and Her Sisters”, and “The Blues Brothers“. However, it was her portrayal of Princess Leia that made her so well-known. She was not only an accomplished actress but also an esteemed writer and a mental health advocate.
Star Wars Day is observed every year on May 4 to celebrate the creation of the Star Wars media franchise. The fans had waited so long for this moment, and their wishes came true this year. They expressed their excitement and support for the star on social media. One fan wrote, “Carrie Fisher was an incredible actress, and her legacy lives on through her work. She deserves this recognition and so much more.” Another added, “I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to Carrie Fisher than having her star unveiled on Star Wars Day. May the force be with her.”
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Unveiling Carrie Fisher Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a famous spectacle that honors celebrities who have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. Now, Fisher joins the ranks of other legends like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. The announcement was made by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, with Fisher’s star being unveiled in the category of Motion Pictures.
The three stars of the Star Wars cast- Ford, Hamill, and Fisher are located on the block of Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, near the El Capitan Theatre. Fisher’s Star will be located in front of the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, where the first Star Wars movie premiered in 1977.
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Carrie passed away in 2016 after becoming ill on a flight. She was the daughter of the actress Debbie Reynolds and the singer Eddie Fisher. Ana Martinez, the producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said that Carrie Fisher’s star would be across the street from her mother’s star.
As Star Wars Day is celebrated, Fisher’s iconic portrayal of Princess Leia is remembered, and the impact she had both on and off the screen on the people.