Star Wars: Carrie Fisher's Posthumous Star Reveals Her Family's Dark Side
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Actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' saga, received a posthumous star in Los Angeles on Thursday, in a ceremony clouded by a row within her family .
Died in 2016 of a heart attack, the actress was honored on the famous Hollywood Boulevard “Walk of Fame” by her daughter Billie Lourd, on the occasion of May 4. A day that has established itself over the years in the United States as “Star Wars Day” celebrated by fans of the franchise created by George Lucas.
If the actress's daughter wore a dress with the image of Princess Leia, other members of the family were however conspicuous by their absence: the brother of Carrie Fisher, Todd, and his half-sisters-Joely and Tricia Leigh, were not invited.
“To be omitted from this special day is really hurtful,” Todd Fisher told the people site TMZ.
The sisters denounced an omission “deeply shocking” on Instagram.
A decision perfectly assumed by Billie Lourd. “We have no relationship,” Carrie Fisher's daughter told The Hollywood Reporter, accusing the actress' siblings of profiting from her mother's death by pulling out books and granting multiple interviews” to the American press.
“The truth about my mother's very complicated relationship with her family is known only to me and those who were really close to her”, a- she added.
The campaign to award Carrie Fisher a star had been going on for years: admirers complained that her male colleagues Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker in the saga) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) had long since won their award on Hollywood Boulevard.
The actress 'was our princess, damn it,' Mr Hamill gushed at the ceremony on Thursday, paying tribute to his 'beloved space twin' alongside the R2 robots -D2 and C3PO, popularized by the intergalactic soap opera.
Carrie Fisher, whose first screen role appeared as a teenager in Hal Ashby's 1975 satire “Shampoo,” played Leia in six films, beginning with 'Star Wars' (1977).
She appeared posthumously in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (2019).
< p>The actress joins more than 2,000 big names in film, television and music who have stars encrusted on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and surrounding streets.