As a well-known script doctor and writer of cutting, witty screenplays including “Postcards From the Edge” (based on her novel of the same name), Carrie Fisher knows her way around a sarcastic remark. Her press tour has been full of sharp one liners and brilliant timing. When Lupita Nyong'o was asked about her character, Maz Kanata, having any sort of relationship with Yoda, Fisher leaned in and explained succinctly, “It's sexual.”
When asked if she could talk about bringing the girl power to the classic trilogy, she responded with a perfectly timed blink and then, simply, “No.”
Eventually she relented and offered an even better, funnier answer. “I am the beginning of girl power. Deal with it! I got to be the only girl on the all boy set, which was really fun, you know, to put things in their drinks and stuff like that. We drank through the whole trilogy, in the beginning. This was a sober set, so that's what J.J. brought to this, was sobriety.
"Girl power? No, that's what was really fun about doing anything that is girl power-esque, is bossing men around. I know a lot of you women out there haven't done that yet and I encourage you to do so ... later this afternoon.”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” comes out Dec. 18, 2015. Carrie Fisher will be back as Princess Leia.