Carrie Fisher to receive long-overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

On May 4, in honor of Star Wars Day, Carrie Fisher will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a long-overdue honor for the late actress.

Fisher joins Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford as recipients of the recognition, while other original trilogy stars Billy Dee Williams and Alec Guinness also have a star. Fisher’s star will also be located just across the street from the star honoring her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

A ceremony will be held on May 4 to unveil the star, with Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, and Mark Hamill among those set to be in attendance to mark the occasion and celebrate the beloved actress.

It’s a well-deserved honor, and the most surprising part of it is simply that it took so long to happen. Fisher’s dynamic and iconic portrayal of Princess Leia Organa quickly became one of the most beloved and influential heroines in film history, and her legacy in the Star Wars franchise is matched only by Fisher’s legacy alongside it. She played Leia in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi, and she posthumously appeared a final time as the character in The Rise of Skywalker through archive footage previously shot.

Carrie Fisher, and thanks to her, Leia Organa as well, was a legend whose influence is hard to measure and whose legacy will continue on – in many ways, but now including a star on the Walk of Fame too.

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