Who better for Daisy Ridley, star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to speak to about the life-changing role than Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy (and will reprise her role in the new film)?
The two talked girl-crushes, films, and being a “kiss-ass woman” for an upcoming issue of Interview Magazine. Ridley shared the most important advice the veteran actress gave her as she prepared for her role as Rey in the upcoming film—”stalkers” are a bad thing, but fans are great.
Fisher’s role as Princess Leia defined her career in Hollywood, and an appearance in the franchise will likely do the same for budding star Ridley. What’s more, Fisher warns, a ton of people will probably have creepy fantasies about her, but she should not relinquish her power to say no to a “slave outfit,” referring to the iconic metal bikini she wore in Return of the Jedi.
“Listen! I am not a sex symbol, so that’s an opinion of someone. I don’t share that,” Fisher tells the star in the winding interview. ” You should fight for your outfit. Don’t be a slave like I was.”
“All right, I’ll fight,” Ridley says.
“You keep fighting against that slave outfit,” Fisher adds.
Read more at Interview.