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Simon Pegg Tells an Absolutely Perfect Carrie Fisher Story

There are celebrities who leave their lasting impression on their fans past the simple fame aspect. Their very personalities, their traits, their humor, stay with us sometimes long after we lose them. One of these is the late and wonderful Carrie Fisher.

While most know her simply as Princess Leia from “Star Wars,” or as Debbie Reynolds‘ and Eddie Fisher‘s daughter, Carrie Fisher was a force of nature. She still is, almost four years after her untimely passing in 2016.

Carrie Fisher as General Leia, photo courtesy of Star Wars

She was a fierce soul with the mind of a philosopher but the mouth of a sailor. She was an advocate, a survivor, a mother, an addict, and a friend.

She also, as we can see in this story Simon Pegg shared recently about spending a day on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with Fisher, was exactly the kind of person we knew she was.

Simon Pegg, photo by Gage Skidmore
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While speaking with Vanity Fair, Pegg tells the tale:

I had such a huge crush on Carrie Fisher when I was a kid. She was like my first sort of stirrings of romantic love. And I got to spend a little time with her. We had a lovely day when we wandered around the set of the Resistance base together arm in arm. And we were just sort of chatting and I turned around and we were looking at each other. And I was looking into her eyes and it was the same eyes. Obviously it sounds really obvious to say it, but I was looking into those eyes that sort of captivated me as as kid. And I said ‘You know, I’ve always loved you.’ And she grabbed my hand and looked at my wedding ring and said, ‘Fuck, you!’ It was the best day of my life.

You can watch Simon Pegg’s full interview here.

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