Why Dating Was Hard For Carrie Fisher After Star Wars, According To Daisy Ridley

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Carrie Fisher may be gone, but it's clear she had a profound effect on the many people whose lives she touched over the years. Before her death, she spent a lot of time filming the scenes for the new Star Wars trilogy, including the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Recently, other series star Daisy Ridley revealed that Carrie Fisher once told her that she had to keep her relationships close and be careful who she dated after Star Wars became a huge hit. Fisher's reasoning?

Because you don't want to give people the ability to say 'I had sex with Princess Leia.'

It's advice that Daisy Ridley seemingly took to heart, as she hasn't been open regarding her relationships with the media since she became a superstar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While she wouldn't specifically have to worry about people saying they'd slept with Princess Leia after being with her, Rey is also becoming an equally prominent and exciting character in the Star Wars universe. It's not about being prudish, but about being wary about the intentions of the people you give your heart to, especially after you become famous.

Daisy Ridley also told Vogue that Carrie Fisher was a really candid person, noting the veteran actress once off-handedly mentioned she loved glitter because of her LSD days. So, giving romance advice doesn't seem totally out of the question for the longtime movie star.

It's certainly true that Daisy Ridley is going to be in the limelight for a long time. Her second star wars adventure, The Last Jedi, doesn't even hit theaters until December 15. Episode IX isn't expected to hit theaters until December 20, 2019. Plus, Star Wars has a built-in fandom, which means that Daisy Ridley will be a name that people know and remember for a long time. It's not a bad idea to take to heart the words that other people who have gone through similar situations give to you.

Interestingly, Carrie Fisher also once gave Sharon Horgan advice about romance after getting famous, telling the Catastrophe star that she should also look out for her romantic partner in the future, because fame has a way of always putting the limelight on the person who is famous.

You have all these people telling you, 'You're great!' and it's ridiculous. We have a lovely life doing jobs we love. It's a privilege. And she was like, 'But keep an eye on your partner. When everyone's telling you you're great, what about them.

Carrie Fisher was apparently a great giver of advice, especially in the romance department, but after 40 or so years in the limelight, she had every right to be. Catch her back on the big screen when Star Wars: The Last Jedi officially comes out. Even better news? You can already pre-order the tickets for the new movie, here.

Jessica Rawden
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