New York – Forty years ago, on May 25, 1983, the Star Wars classic Return of the Jedi hit theaters.
The other day, Witness News entertainment reporter Joel Siegel spoke with actress Carrie Fisher about how the “Star Wars” movies and the role of Princess Leia Organa have been such a big part of her life.
“I’ve been doing it for seven years since I was 19, so I grew up with them. So, now, it’s like finishing a story that I love. You know, you’re almost biased against him,” Fisher said . Really, but it’s like family, you know, we’ve been together for the past seven years. “
Fisher went on to play Princess Leia in six films, transforming from princess to general, leading a force of good against an oppressive regime aimed at controlling a galaxy far, far away.
She passed away in 2016 at the age of 60, leaving behind a legion of fans.
The movie capped off the original “Star Wars” trilogy, which inspired a rabid fan base and spawned countless movies and TV shows.
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