During yesterday's Grammy award ceremony, the late Carrie Fisher won a much-deserved Grammy for the audiobook recording of The Princess Diarist, her memoirs based on the diaries she kept while filming the first Star Wars. Fisher beat Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, and Shelly Peiken, who were also nominated in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
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As if 2016 hadn't done enough, it has taken one of our most beloved champions. Fisher wasn't only treasured as Leia, but also as a spokesperson and writer. Her honesty, warmth and humour regarding addiction and mental health was an inspiration to others.
Here at 10 of her most memorable quotes.
There's a lot to enjoy in Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist, her very frank, very revealing book about life during the making of the first Star Wars film. Below, we have an excerpt of Fisher's description of her audition, her first impression of George Lucas and what was so appealing about Princess Leia.