Carrie Fisher was most known for creating the famous character of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films. Before she became the icon she’s remembered as today, she was born into fame because her mother was actress Debbie Reynolds and her father singer Eddie Fisher. At a young age, Fisher showed an interest in books and poetry, but she soon turned to entertainment when she appeared in her mother’s Broadway play “Irene”. In 1975, Fisher made her first film debut in “Shampoo” alongside Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn. Her breakout role came two years later with George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope”, where she became the pop culture icon Princess Leia. Fisher reprised the role in the film’s sequels and the new trilogy including “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi”. Years after filming “Star Wars”, Fisher wrote a memoir called “The Princess Diarist” based on the diary she kept while shooting the original film. Now, Fisher is remembered as the wisecracking princess and icon who continues to inspire TV and film characters everywhere.
Fisher began experimenting with marijuana at a young age with the push of her mother Debbie Reynolds, “She brought it back home and said, ‘Alright, so, you know, I'd rather you experiment.’” Reynolds then forgot that she brought back marijuana, but Fisher continued to ‘experiment’ with the drug until she smoked it all. She continued to smoke marijuana during “Star Wars”, but stopped after smoking with Harrison Ford, "Where at the onset it was all giggles and munchies and floating in a friendly haze – it suddenly became creepy and dark and scary... This was when I was about 19, while I was filming ‘Star Wars.’"