Carrie Fisher, who is best known for her iconic portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, is set to receive a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. This tribute to the late actress will take place on May 4, a date celebrated as Star Wars Day due to its resemblance to the famous catchphrase “may the Force be with you.”

Ana Martinez, the producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, expressed, “Carrie will be joining her Star Wars co-stars and fellow Walk of Famers Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on this historic sidewalk.”

It is worth noting that Leia’s star will be located near her on-screen twin brothers; Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, has his own star just a short distance away. Additionally, Carrie Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, a renowned actress known for her role in the musical Singin’ in the Rain, has a star situated across the street.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds passed away within days of each other in 2016. Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter and a fellow Star Wars actress, will accept the star on her behalf during a ceremony that will be livestreamed at 11:30 a.m. PT.

Beyond her notable contributions to Star Wars, Fisher left a lasting impact with her performances in films like When Harry Met Sally and The Blues Brothers. She received Emmy nominations for her guest appearances on 30 Rock and Catastrophe, as well as for her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, which was based on her book of the same name. Fisher was a talented writer who authored several novels and memoirs.

In remembering Carrie Fisher, NPR critic Glen Weldon remarked on her unique qualities, describing her as someone who possessed sardonic wit, self-reflection, and a sharp sense of humor. He praised her ability to write eloquently about her battles with addiction and mental illness while also embracing the humorous aspects of her career, including wearing the distinctive hair-buns and gold bikini associated with her Star Wars character.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, currently boasting 2,754 stars, was established by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1960.

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