As Princess Leia, she helped save the galaxy, but these days Carrie Fisher is even busier. She’s lending her pen to this year’s Oscar patter, she’s adapting her novel The Best Awful as an HBO miniseries starring Meg Ryan, and she’s cohosting Turner Classic Movies’ The Essentials (debuting March 10 at 8 p.m. with Breakfast at Tiffany’s). ”I watch TCM all the time,” says Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher’s daughter. ”I’m f — -ing not kidding you. I don’t like commercials.” Fisher, 50, even tackled EW’s Personality Test while hoofing it on the elliptical trainer. Now, that’s dedication.
1. If my life were a drinking game, everyone would do a shot when…
Okay. Oh, Christ, I’m just gonna: when I took my medication.
2. Who are you most often mistaken for?
Jamie Lee Curtis. Our fathers are very talented Jewish, druggie womanizers. Our mothers are feisty blond stars. And she’s gone from acting to writing.
3. Choose one:
(A) Paul Simon
(B) Art Garfunkel
I made that choice many years ago. Must I say it?
(A) Helen Mirren
(B) Judi Dench
She’s more sort of a squishy-looking person.
4. To gain 30 pounds for a role, I’d eat…
Exactly what I’ve been eating the last 10 years.
5. Which talk-show host smells the best?
(A) Jay Leno
(B) David Letterman
(C) Craig Ferguson
(D) Conan O’Brien
Craig Ferguson. [He smells like] Scotland.
6. If I could be in any band…
Rufus Wainwright. He’s staying in my house right now! He’s my house-guest! Oh, well, Rufus isn’t a band. I could be Rufus. Can I be Rufus?
7. Which sequel are you most excited for?
(A) Terminator 4
(B) Die Hard 4
(C) Indiana Jones 4
(D) Rambo 4
Oh, c’mon. Do I HAVE to have an answer? Are YOU excited about any of those?
8. Which credit would you like to remove from your résumé?
That I take medication!
9. If you were going to have plastic surgery, what would it be?
I’m not really that type. My dad [has done] stuff like that. I’m afraid to do it, because people come out looking like other people.
10. Who is better in bed?
(A) Han Solo
(B) Lando Calrissian
(D) Jabba the Hutt
Just for I’ve-had-it-up-to-here-with-two-legged-people [sex], I’ll say Jabba.
11. What’s the worst advice you ever received?
To go into show business, for one. I think my mother telling me to do a nightclub act. There was a whole flurry of that.