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In her unflinching 'The Princess Diarist,' Carrie Fisher revisits her Princess Leia days and her affair with Harrison Ford

In her unflinching 'The Princess Diarist,' Carrie Fisher revisits her Princess Leia days and her affair with Harrison Ford

The blaster-wielding Princess Leia was just 19 years old when she began shooting “Star Wars.” Fans often forget that when actress Carrie Fisher was fighting her way out of imperial prisons and ordering the dashing 33-year-old Harrison Ford to jump, “into the garbage chute, fly boy!” she was still in her teens. 

Something about Fisher’s no-nonsense leader of an intergalactic rebellion made the woman behind Leia’s iconic bun appear older than she was.

Fisher has a blunt, telling-it-like-it-is public persona; she has always been fierce in speaking her truth, even calling out the feminist critics of “slave Leia” as...

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