Monday, June 24, 2024

Carrie Fisher Editing Her “Princess Leia Diaries” For Possible Publication Tie In With “Star Wars VII”


Princess Leia kept a diary! Or, rather Carrie Fisher did, thank goodness when she made “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Return of the Jedi” playing the muffin-eared Princess Leia.  The actress, writer and pundit Tweeted a few days ago that she is editing her “Star Wars” diaries for publication. There’s no word yet on when they’ll see the light of day. But Fisher– who has a few bestsellers to her name– isn’t going to sit around let the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” come and go without mention. “The Force Awakens” appears on December 18th. So I’d say “The Princess Leia Diaries” (my title) should be coming right around then. All of Fisher’s books have been published by Simon & Schuster, so they’re probably the publisher of this, too. Will there be some juicy details of the making of those movies? And “Shampoo” too? You know the observations– especially from way back then– will be very funny in hindsight.

While we’re waiting, let’s re-read “Surrender the Pink” or “Postcards from the Edge,” still hilarious and wonderful.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News