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Carrie Fisher used to rewrite Princess Leia's dialogue

Carrie Fisher, the beloved actress best known for playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, died Tuesday at the age of 60. And while the actress told Rolling Stone last month that she liked Princess Leia and never came to resent her — as some actors can come to do of the roles that made them famous — that doesn't mean that Fisher never had any critiques for the rebel princess:

Fisher was a talented script doctor in addition to actress, adapting her 1987 book Postcards from the Edge for the screen; the film was released in 1990. But Fisher did much work in screenwriting both related to and separate from her work in front of the camera in Star Wars — read more about her script doctoring here.