Posted by pouncer at dhcp37-105.hpd.nova.edu on April 16, 2002 at 11:28:51:
a gossip article in the ny daily news:
George Lucas has turned a lot of actors into stars, but no one may be more indebted to the "Star Wars" director than Carrie Fisher.
"Thank you for ruining my life," Fisher wisecracked to the man who crowned her Princess Leia. "First it was the awful hairdo, the bad dialogue and the no-panties-in-space. Old men still come up to me and thank me for that."
Fisher came to the 11th annual Britannia Awards dinner in L.A. the other day to pay homage to Lucas, but it was as much a chance for the "Postcards From the Edge" author to recall her own life of woe.
Steven Spielberg, she remembered, was once "stupid enough to ask me for relationship advice. Thank God he didn't take it, or else he would have wound up marrying a short guitarist and a gay guy." (Fisher was briefly wed to Paul Simon and has a child with Creative Artists Agency agent Bryan Lourd.)
Careful not to leave out any ex-lovers, Fisher asked audience members who had slept with her to please raise their hands. Guests, who included Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Gerri Halliwell, laughed. But Fisher allowed jokingly that past drug use may have impaired her brain cells.
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