George Lucas is turning 73! Without him, we wouldn’t be here today still talking about Star Wars, it’s all thanks to him! We owe him so much and I’ll forever be grateful for these brilliant movies he has given us! Happy Birthday George Lucas!
It’s that time of the year again – it’s Star Wars day! May the Fourth be with you and I hope everyone is enjoying their day by celebrating our favorite saga!
We have news for you, I have finally changed the address to the site and it is now themidichloriancenter.wordpress.com
All the old links in fanofstarwars.wordpress.com will now automatically redirect to the new one. It will need a few days or weeks for the change to be done in the Google research tool so the old address is redirecting to the new one and it will continue to do so even after so you don’t have to worry about finding the new address.
May the Force be with you!
Legendary actress Carrie Fisher died at 60 today. All our condolences to her family, she will always be in our hearts, thank you Carrie for portraying Leia!
Simon Halls, the family spokesman released a statement from Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd confirming her death:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The man behind R2-D2, Kenny Baker died at the age of 81, he was in all George Lucas’s 6 Star Wars movies. He died after a long illness. All our condolences to his family, he will be missed.
SOURCE: The Guardian
You can see the pictures from the panel on our facebook page here.
Carrie Fisher had her own panel at celebration called ‘The Princess Diaries’ and hosted by Warwick Davis. Just as every Celebration stage this panel was full – 4200 people there! It wasn’t a panel in which we got any reveals but it was a panel where we could laugh with Carrie Fisher telling her funny stories.
Just before the start of the panel, all the cosplayers dressed as female characters were called to go on stage for a picture, it was lovely to see all Padmé cosplayers, Leia, Rey, so much love for these characters!
Then it was time for Carrie Fisher to arrive on stage with her dog Garry of course who has such a huge fanbase. Carrie was as much amazing as you could imagine, she’s exactly how you think she is, a truly lovely person. And with Carrie, this panel could only be a lot of laughing, a lot and with Garry too who tried to chase Warwick.
Carrie talked about her haircuts in Star Wars, the buns from A New Hope but also what she called “baboon hair” from The Force Awakens, here’s a little reminder of what it looks like:
Carrie is so funny with the hair, she always complain about it, before it was the buns and now it’s this new one as well.
She talked about the fans and how they reacted when they met her, most of them when they meet her at the airport or anywhere else they’re often going to say “LEIA!” and not call her by her name but by her character’s name. This kind of thing happens often when actors are famous, people often forget to make the difference between the character and the actor/actress.
Carrie mentioned Harrison Ford and how both got old and soft. She also mentioned the advice she gave to Daisy Ridley – “Don’t go through the crew like wildfire.” Typical Carrie advice!
She also played a game with Warwick where he showed a clip where he told someone a quote and she had to guess if the person could finish the quote, she got right at almost everything except “There’s always a bigger fish.” She recreated Leia’s first encounter with Wicket from Return of the Jedi, that was hilarious, instead of biscuit she gave him Coca-Cola saying this was the best thing, instead of her hat, she gave him her glasses saying it was a hat shaped like glasses. She did another game it was to take as much possible selfies with the fans in 60 seconds, she did 8.
It was a funny panel and it was amazing seeing Carrie Fisher, truly amazing!
Today is Star Wars Day so May the 4th be with you everyone!