Monday, January 16, 2017

Princess Leia as Played by...

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher, daughter of the late Debbie Reynolds, was another celebrity we lost in 2016. She is best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. Ever wondered who else auditioned for that role? Check this out from Starwars.com:

In her interview for Empire of Dreams, Carrie Fisher couldn’t believe that she landed the part of Princess Leia Organa, rising above a room of what she saw as experienced competition; two minor television roles notwithstanding, Star Warswas her major debut. 
Shirley Feeney as Princess Leia? No.
[Yet also]vying for the hair buns was... American Graffiti veteran Cindy Williams — some years prior to her nationwide popularity as Shirley Feeney on Happy Days and the co-eponymous spin-off series Laverne & Shirley...

I don't know about you, but I can only see Carrie Fisher in that role! What are your thoughts?

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5 comments:

William Kendall said...

Even when you know others were considered for the parts, you can only imagine the characters as they are played as opposed to other actors. It's different with, say, Obi Wan Kenobi, since two actors have played him at different points in his life.

Norma Beishir said...

I just watched the documentary she made with her mother. It was very revealing, but sad, now that they're both gone.

Maria McKenzie said...

@Wiilaim: Good point William. And Ewan McGregor reminded me of a young Alec Guiness!

@Norma: I still haven't seen it. Still hard to believe they died within a day of each other. So sad.

shelly said...

God made Carrie Fisher for the role.

Maria McKenzie said...

@Shelly: Absolutely!