Carrie Fisher’s Costume Adice to Star Wars Newcomer Daisy Ridley: ‘Don’t Be a …

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Carrie Fisher to New Star Wars Actress Daisy Ridley: Don’t Wear the Gold Bikini.

The Princess Leia actress interviewed the British newcomer, 23, for Interview Magazine’s Nov. issue, and asked if she’s prepared to enter the fantasies of millions of fans after Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters. Carrie Fisher is sharing her years of accumulated “Star Wars” wisdom with her new “Force Awakens” co-star Daisy Ridley, including a sage piece of advice about potentially sexist costume choices. “You should fight for your outfit,” Fisher said in an interview between herself and Ridley for Interview Magazine. “Don’t be a slave like I was.” “You keep fighting against that slave outfit,” Fisher insisted.Be free, girl! had an entertaining conversation with Star Wars’ newest female lead, London native , for the upcoming issue of Interview magazine — and the veteran actress gave the newcomer some sage advice.Fanboys may still salivate over the scene from the 1983 flick, “Return of the Jedi,” in which her character, Princess Leia, is forced into scantily clad servitude to Jabba the Hutt.

In a new piece in Interview Magazine, original princess Leia Carrie Fisher talks to “Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley about the hazards of being a sex symbol in the “Star Wars” universe. She also warned Ridley, “it’s hard to date once you’re a big ‘Star Wars’ star because you don’t want to give people the ability to say, ‘I had sex with Princess Leia.’” The costume discussion was prompted by Fisher warning Ridley that her life will change once “The Force Awakens” hits theaters: “You’re going to have people have fantasies about you!

In recent years, the outfit has generated mounting criticism for its sexist implications, but Fisher defended the costume earlier this year following a news report on parents who didn’t want their children to play with toys modeled after “Slave Leia.” “That chain only ‘enslaved’ me until I could use the frabjous thing to KILL THAT DROOLING SWOLLEN SUPERTONGUED SLUG and whirl him off into infinity,” she wrote on Twitter, referencing the villainous Jabba the Hutt. Idol Worship: Ridley’s favorite film when she was a child was 1996’s Matilda. “I aspired to be just like her,” she says. “I wanted to be a girl who could make a jug of water tip into a glass.” Nowadays, she’s a big fan of Carey Mulligan and Felicity Jones. 2. Fisher also talked to the young actress about how she’s preparing herself to go from a virtual unknown to the star of one of the biggest film franchises of all time. Ridley says she gets asked this question a lot but still isn’t sure how to brace herself. “I don’t know if I can prepare for what’s to come because I don’t know what will.” They sent me a ‘Star Wars’ suitcase,” Fisher told Ridley. “I want you and I to go to Vegas with all the swag and act like we’re normal people carrying ‘Star Wars’ suitcases that they just sent me — hats, dresses.

That “slave” outfit was long thought to be an addition in response to Fisher’s complaints that Leia’s costumes were too manly in the first two movies. That will make you uncomfortable, I’m guessing.” Ridley also praised Fisher for her portrayal of Leia, which back in 1977’s original film, A New Hope, broke the typical damsel-in-distress template by having a strong and captivating female character, and called her “a kick-ass woman … you paved the way for all the girls.” You can’t just merchandize us; we’ll merchandize you right back!” The interview covered many subjects, but Ridley admitted Fisher has always been her “Star Wars” role model, over co-stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. Girl-vel!” But it’s the exchange about costumes—and particularly the infamous Slave Leia costume—that’s both hilarious and moving, in that Fisher genuinely seems to be trying to undo the mistakes of the past and benefit Ridley in the process.

Every girl does.” In another interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gwendoline Christie talks about her masked villain character, Captain Phasma, and why she’s a good role model for girls, despite being an evil character. We haven’t yet seen any costumes for Rey that suggest anything as revealing—or troubling—as the Slave Leia bikini, and Fisher wants to make sure Ridley keeps it that way: But we are used to, in our media, connecting to female characters via the way that they look, from the way they are made flesh.” As EW points out, most women in sci-fi have “traditionally been relegated to roles as scantily clad damsels in distress.” But, much like other masked “Star Wars” villains, Phasma’s personality — and so, yes, her femininity — is communicated through her body language and physicality, not by the revealing outfit she is forced to wear. “We are actually connecting to a female character as a human being,” she adds. “It wasn’t just about what I was expressing above the neck, it was also as focused on what I was expressing below the neck.

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