NewsWeek magazine has an article on Carrie Fisher and Star Wars that is a must-read.
When I was 19, I was cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars. The mistake was I signed away my likeness for free. In those days, there was no such thing as a ďlikeness,Ē which is a funny thing to say coming from the family that I came from. There was no merchandising tied to movies. No one could have known the extent of the franchise. Not that I donít think Iím cute or anything, but when I looked in the mirror, I didnít think I was signing away anything of value. Lately I feel like Iím Minnie Mouseóthe identity of Princess Leia so eclipses any other identity that Iíve ever had.