Date: 19th November 2000
It's over 20 years since the first STAR WARS film - and actress CARRIE FISHER still can't shake off the role that made her famous.
Carrie, who played PRINCESS LEIA in the movie classic, has since written best-selling books and acclaimed films - yet people still only know her as the rebel princess. Carrie, whose new television film THESE OLD BROADS stars ELIZABETH TAYLOR, says, "I was 19 when I was Leia. I had no idea what was going to happen. What would I have thought if someone had said, `You're going to get famous, but you're going to get weird kind of famous.'
"I was in New Zealand recently on one of those bungee catapults which I was far too old to go on, and just as we were about to be launched into the air, the 21-year-old girl sitting next to me said, 'Aren't you Princess Leia?' and I was like, 'Not now'." (WV/WNS/MCM)