Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at 60, was the master of giving a great interview. The outspoken actor and author never really cared about playing nice on promotional tours, and said whatever was on her mind with biting humour.
That was especially true in 2015, when Fisher was promoting her return as Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She sat down for an interview on Good Morning America that reporter Amy Robach called "one of the most entertaining interviews ever." And Robach wasn't exaggerating.
Fisher sat down next to her French bulldog, Gary Fisher, who got a director's chair all his own—and even dozed off mid-interview. She then got extremely real about ageism in Hollywood. "I'm a female in Hollywood over the age of, let's say 40, and then, we could also say 50," she said when asked about being invited to play Leia again. "You don't have to ask yourself if you want to work at that age."
She also ribbed Robach for looking infuriatingly good for a woman over 40. When Robach showed her a clip of her early Star Wars audition, she responded, "I'm 19! Why wouldn't I like watching that? You like it less as you roll along. I can't say that to you, but people who are normal, that have other genes, other than yours ... they don't like it as much." The rest of the interview spirals from there, and it's absolutely worth a watch.
On Tuesday, Robach paid tribute to Fisher on Twitter, calling her encounter "one of my favorite interviews ever." That sentiment goes for all of us. (And as for Gary, he's reportedly going to live with Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, who will hopefully tote him around when she promotes Scream Queens.)
Via Harper's Bazaar US