Though Carrie Fisher will always be known as Princess Leia to her fans, she will also be remembered as a very talented writer. She wrote several novels and screenplays that were highly acclaimed.
Though Carrie Fisher is most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she did much more. She acted in several other acclaimed films such as Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally, and was a prolific writer as well. She wrote novels, plays, and screenplays in a writing career that spanned three decades. Her most famous work was her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge which was made into a film starring Meryl Streep. Fisher also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which tells the story of a strained mother-daughter relationship.
Carrie Fisher also wrote the one-woman play and the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking. In her later years, Fisher became a much sought after script doctor, allowing her to work on other writers’ screenplays. After her death on Tuesday (December 27) many people including her friends and admirers have paid tribute to her. Jaime King posted a photo of Fisher on Instagram and wrote about Fisher’s acting and writing talent, “#RIPCarrie- Let us not forget her exquisite talent beyond her acting – a prolific #author #screenwriter#scriptdoctor #feminist- the list goes on #notjustaslaveprincess#postcardsfromtheedge #wishfuldrinking.”
Fighting Her Demons
There are some witty quotes of Fisher, reminding everybody of the fantastic sense of humor Fisher had. Her sense of humor helped her overcome mental health problems and drug addiction, helping her to become a successful writer. Fisher was wise and had a deft touch when it came to writing about the emotional experiences of her characters. Fisher may be gone in body, but in spirit and through her excellent work, she lives on in people’s hearts.