I always liked her, and not just because of the requisite mild adoration that you'd expect from the average science fiction geek who'd watched Star Wars more times than she could count. It was because she was a whole lot more than just Hollywood royalty who'd lucked into the female lead of one of the greatest movies in history. She was witty, self-deprecating, a terrific writer, and a survivor who was fearless about sharing the worst of herself. She was upfront about her struggle with mental illness, and I have a lot of respect for celebrities who do that because it makes a genuine difference in other people's lives. Plus, she deeply loved her dog.
Social media can be a mixed blessing, or not a blessing, but the outpouring of love for Carrie Fisher on Twitter has genuinely touched, amused, and/or comforted me.
Carrie Fisher wore glitter in her hair. When I said I liked it, she ran her fingers through it and lobbed a handful at me. #TheGreatest 💔 pic.twitter.com/T7NWGdJp8w— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 27, 2016
Actress. Author. Producer. Screenwriter. Princess. General.— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 28, 2016
Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher. pic.twitter.com/g4SJfLVYQe
"I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art." #CarrieFisher pic.twitter.com/PESdCoJqGh— Comp Cam: Geometric (@comp_cam) December 28, 2016
Carrie Fisher's famous dog tweets his heartbreaking goodbyes https://t.co/yBBe4tBynS pic.twitter.com/QVVJ3nOCDe— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) December 28, 2016
Carrie Fisher went out the way most women would want to: after telling the world she fucked Harrison Ford in his prime.— Alison in Wonderland (@mitzy247) December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher had just one request for her obituary https://t.co/1LuqohflfF pic.twitter.com/sNvF0ctaoh— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) December 27, 2016
She was one of a kind. Rest in peace.
Billie Doux loves good television, especially science fiction, and spends way too much time writing about it.