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Carrie Fisher Is As Badass Offscreen As She Is As Princess Leia In 'Star Wars'

The force is strong with this one.

Carrie Fisher is the princess we're looking for. The "Star Wars" star, having upped her rank from Princess to General Leia in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," recently gave a fun, silly, poignant, truthful, outstanding interview on "Good Morning America" and an equally great one with The Wall Street Journal. Both times, the outspoken actress, writer and producer proved to be as much of a role model offscreen as she is onscreen as the badass Leia.

  • First, let's just take a minute to appreciate how adorable her dog Gary is.

    She brought Gary on "GMA," and he fell asleep because dogs DGAF.

  • During the "GMA" interview, not only was Fisher hilarious -- she spit truth.
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    And, yeah, part of that was telling you to see the movie. If you hear it's good.

  • She hit on what it's like to be an actress over 40... err... 50... when George Lucas asked her to return to the iconic role.
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    "I'm a female in Hollywood over the age of, let's say 40, and then we could also say 50 – we could say it, but not with real conviction or excitement. You don't have to ask if you want to work at that age."

  • And how it felt to be asked to lose weight for the part. Interviewer Amy Robach broached the sensitive subject and laughed along with Fisher's #realtalk.
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    "It's good with you, but normally I wouldn't talk about it with someone else. But you're so thin, let's talk about it. How do you keep that going on? Do you exercise every day? And isn't it boring?"

  • Fisher's used to this line of questioning. Last month she responded to the topic in Good Housekeeping UK magazine.
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    “They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance."

  • Gary gets it.
  • In The Wall Street Journal, she responded to concerns about merchandise depicting Leia in her infamous slave bikini.
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    "I think that’s stupid. The father who flipped out about it, 'What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?' Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage."

  • And how it feels to see Han Solo and that walking carpet Chewbacca get all the glory.
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    "I think Harrison’s the most popular character. He’s the most popular actor of the gang, so they’re going to show a lot more of him. It’s business."

  • And she put simply the issue with Hollywood.
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    "It’s a male-dominated planet. White male -- he delivers."

  • Carrie's crushing it on the "Star Wars" press circuit by being her badass self.
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  • Even if Gary's not terribly impressed.
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Watch the whole "Good Morning America" interview below and see why she's exactly the princess, nay, general we need to save the galaxy.