Princess Leia at Dragon*ConSeptember 6, 2011 at 9:36 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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This past weekend Carrie Fisher appeared on panel at Dragon*Con. CNN has a great article highlighting why Carrie’s popularity has endured for so long. She’s witty, irreverent, honest and shares more than a little of the courage her movie counterpart, Princess Leia, possessed.
Fisher is very open about the fact that she has bipolar disorder, and regularly writes and speaks about the topic. Her Dragon*Con panel was no exception.
Multiple fans stood up to say that they, too, suffered from the disorder, and thanked Fisher for her willingness to talk about it. In response, she jokingly apologized to the crowd: “It’s infectious, you know. I’ve created an epidemic of bipolar people.” (In case any fellow con-goers are starting to get worried, it’s not, and she hasn’t.)
“It’s a very good crowd to be in,” she added, taking a drag on an electronic cigarette. “You gotta have balls to be bipolar.”
You can read the entire article here, and learn the 13 things you didn’t know about Carrie.