Whenever a zeitgeisty phenomenon like "Stars Wars" happens, some of the people associated become inextricably connected with it in the public eye for a very long time. The potential for typecasting foils the good vibes from success, really. Carrie Fisher is one example of such, having brought the oft-emulated and desirable Princess Leia Organa into being on-screen for George Lucas' far, far away sci-fi starter in 1977.
And while she has that iconic role to thank for a rather fruitful career now spanning four decades, she still has a thing to say to that little bun-haired lady people keep wanting her to wear "those f--king white leather boots" to reprise for funzies.
For Bullett Media, Fisher wrote a letter to her old - or forever young, rather — character counterpart, and the gist of it is that she thinks it's pretty damn unfair that Leia gets to keep lookin' hot in those kicks, while she herself suffers with some saggy bits.
"I've spent almost two-thirds of my life walking galaxies ... attempted to answer for your actions, to explain your possible motives for choices one of us failed to make," Fisher writes. "But while you will forever be remembered loitering in star-infested landscapes, existing endlessly in imaginations and onscreen, I putter noisily in that infamous closet of celebrity — expanding, wrinkling, stooping, and far too often, stupid with age."
"Though you are condemned to reenact the same seven hours of adventures over a span of now almost four rowdy decades, at least you look good fighting evil," Fisher continued. "I look lived in. My amused and envious eyes peer out of a face bloated and evil with age. Wasn't I supposed to remain happily captured in the amber of our projected image, fending off water-retention, weight, and wrinkles in the same way you fight for the glory of whatever the f--k all that was about — a universe glowing with peace and fairness, Ewoks cavorting in their force-filled fields? Wasn't I? C’mon — wasn't I?"
Fisher went on to compare her own little parable to Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," with Princess Leia getting to live on as that unchanging face while her own rots with the woes of mortality.
Well, hey, it beats the alternative.