Uncork Carrie Fisher’s head

Since the Star Wars DVD came out this week, the Associated Press interviewed Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to get some inside dirt on what it was like being sci-fi stars. Fisher is hilarious and completely off the hook; of the Star Wars veterans, she’s cleary the one with the weirdest sense of humor. At one point she talks the Star Wars figurines that began coming out:

Fisher said she liked being a doll, but found some of the Princess Leia merchandise slightly unnerving. “I always liked the shampoo bottle where you twist my head off and pour liquid out of my neck. That’s very Freudian,” she said. “If I dreamed that, what would you think it meant?”

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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