Don't be a slave and watch who you date. That seems to be the immortal advice Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Carrie Fisher is imparting upon her new ingenue Daisy Ridley as they prepare for the premiere of this epic sci-fi sequel. Many believe it will be the biggest movie of all time. And it will surely rocket the little-known Daisy Ridley into super stardom. Soon, she will be recognized everywhere, and she needs to be weary about some fans' ulterior motives. With a trilogy planned, and the young actress possibly stepping into the shoes of a Jedi Knight, Carrie Fisher simply believes she needs to be prepared for what is about to come. As she'll be immortalized in this franchise forever.
Carrie Fisher has already gone through the whole process before. No one really knew who she was before she appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, despite having Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher as her parents. Becoming Princess Leia was a trying time, as she was suddenly known everywhere in the world. And her likeliness was plastered on everything, from plastic dolls, to lunch boxes to bread bags and beyond. And for eternity, she will forever be immortalized in that iconic slave bikini introduced in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. She doesn't want to see the same thing happen to Daisy Ridley. A Jedi would never wear such a thing, right? Here are her words of advace to the young actress.
"You're going to have people have fantasies about you! That will make you uncomfortable, I'm guessing. Well, you should fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was. You keep fighting against that slave outfit."
Carrie Fisher recently interviewed Daisy Ridley, who plays desert scavenger Rey, for Interview Magazine. And in that interview, we get to learn about some other advice that Carrie Fisher, who reprises her role as Princess Leia, bestowed upon the young Ridley before they began shooting. About dating other people, the veteran had this to say.
"It's hard to date once you're a big Star Wars star because you don't want to give people the ability to say, "I had sex with Princess Leia."
Even though thousands of women, and even some men, descend upon Comic Con every year dressed in their Slave Leia outfits, and while the image has been plastered on all kinds of items, Carrie Fisher doesn't consider herself a sex symbol. And she has never tried to portray herself in that way. About the notion, she had this to say to Daisy Ridley.
"Listen! I am not a sex symbol, so that's an opinion of someone. I don't share that."
Some will disagree with Carrie Fisher. Others will think she was never hotter than when she appeared as the Jake-obsessed spurred lover-turned assassin in The Blues Brothers. One thing Carrie Fisher has always been is very colorful, funny and very outspoken. If anyone knows what it's like to be a Star Wars sex symbol it's her. But from what we've seen so far, Daisy Ridley doesn't have to worry about jumping into a slave bikini. In just a couple of trailers, she has proven that she is a strong, brave warrior capable of handling a blaster, and Rey seems a lot tougher than her two male counterparts Finn and Poe Dameron. But it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to think that one of the incoming directors might want to pay homage to the Jabba's Sail Barge scene, and have Rey slip into something more revealing. From the sounds of it, Daisy Ridley my put up a strong fight to keep that from happening.