Carrie Fisher Explains to Daisy Ridley the Difficulty of Dating After Becoming a Star Wars Star

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Carrie Fisher and Daisy Ridley's relationship on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is much-speculated and debated upon, but it seems their relationship off screen is candid and fun. That's the impression you get when reading their new back-and-forth done for Interview magazine, especially when it comes to Fisher's advice for the young actress.

After talking sentimentally about Fisher telling Ridley that "when you take pictures with people, you can feel their heart racing, and it humanizes them," Fisher quickly ruined - or maybe it's bettered - the moment with a quick topic change to one of her favorites: sex.

"Aw," Fisher started, commenting on Ridley's memory of that early advice. "I also said it's hard to date once you're a big Star Wars star because you don't want to give people the ability to say, 'I had sex with Princess Leia.'"

They both had a laugh about it, and as the chat continued covered all sorts of topics like Star Wars merchandise, which led to talk of costumes - and more sex talk.


"Oh, you're going to have people have fantasies about you! That will make you uncomfortable, I'm guessing," Fisher said. "Yeah, a bit." Ridley responded simply. Talking about not wanting to be viewed - or rather at least not viewing themselves as sex symbols, Fisher offered one more piece of advice:

"Well, you should fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was," she said. Ridley said she'd fight, and Fisher reiterated. "You keep fighting against that slave outfit."