It’s been four years since the galaxy lost of the great heroes, Carrie Fisher. Rebel, Princess, writer, General, advocate, mother- she was all these things and more. Her presence is still felt, even moreso than her absence at times.
This morning, fellow “Star Wars” icon Ming-Na Wen shared the most perfect Carrie Fisher convention story, complete with photos, and we can’t help but love both of them even more.
I am forever thankful to Dallas Comic Con 2015 for putting my signing booth next to Carrie Fisher. When she arrived, I was so excited I announced her. I bowed down to her, my queen!!!
It was May 30, 2015. The waiting fans cheered loudly. She responded by fist-pumping into the air. Then she turned to me and gave me the finger. ??
#CarrieFisher just flipped me off!!!! What an honor! Her famous middle finger! ??
I fell more in love with her at that moment.?❤️❤️❤️
I asked her if she could give me the bird again so I could record it. She did. Then to my surprise, she walked over and started singing to me. I told her how much I loved her. Princess Leia was my hero. She corrected me. “Heroine.”
I told her that I cosplayed Princess Leia for my 50th bday party. She asked me how old I was now. I told her. 52. She seemed a bit baffled and slightly peeved. That’s when she began unbuttoning my shirt. In front of the whole crowd.
Now I was baffled. And laughing my ass off. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!!!
Carrie then stomped her feet and turned to the audience. She shouted incredulously, “SHE’s 52?!!” Thanks, Carrie. Now everyone knows. ? I am still smiling remembering that precious day.
So it breaks my heart even harder now that I’m working in the world of @starwars. I can only imagine how much more fun antics she would’ve had with me. And I would’ve welcomed them all. And sharing all the naughty innuendoes. ??
Remembering this beautiful, incredible lady. Talk about a woman warrior. She was an original. One of a kind. I’m sure she’s giving us all the bird from up there as we pay tribute to her today. ????????????
I miss her very, very much.
May the Force Be With You, Carrie Fisher. Thank you. ❤️?