The late Carrie Fisher, known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 4, 2023.
The date is also known as Star Wars Day, and the ceremony is set to take place near the El Capitan Theatre.
Fisher passed away in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack, but her legacy lives on.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will unveil Fisher’s star as the 2,754th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures category.
Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, expressed excitement about the honor. “Fans will be over the moon to know that their favorite movie princess, Carrie Fisher will be honored with her star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame! Carrie will join her ‘Star Wars’ co-stars and fellow Walk of Famers Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on this historic sidewalk,” said Martinez. “I am happy to add, that her star is just a few feet away from the star of Mark Hamill and across the street from the star of her legendary mother Debbie Reynolds!”
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, who also appeared in the Star Wars franchise, will accept the star on her mother’s behalf.
Mark Hamill, who starred alongside Fisher as Luke Skywalker, celebrated the honor on Twitter, saying it was “Long overdue & so well-deserved.”
Who is Carrie Fisher?
Carrie Fisher was born to Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and she made her film debut in “Shampoo.”
However, she will always be remembered for her portrayal of Princess Leia. Fisher played the character in the original Star Wars trilogy, from 1977 to 1983, before reprising the role for the sequel trilogy in 2015 and again in 2017.
Fisher was also a talented writer, having written several bestselling novels including “Postcards from the Edge,” “Delusions of Grandma,” “Surrender the Pink,” “The Best Awful,” “Wishful Drinking,” and “Shockaholic.”
She also made several television appearances and was nominated for an Emmy for “30 Rock.”
One day after Fisher’s passing, her mother Debbie Reynolds passed away from a stroke at the age of 84.
The two were very close, and Fisher had written about their relationship in her book “The Princess Diarist.”