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Mega-fan campaigns for Princess Leia star in Hollywood

Update: December, 18/2019 - 11:27

 

Star Wars fan Kristin Grady wants the Carrie Fisher to take her place alongside 2,600 stars bearing the names of celebrities along Hollywood's sidewalks. — Photo AFP/VNA

LOS ANGELES — Dressed in white robes and sporting Princess Leia's distinctive spiral bun hairstyle, Kristin Grady walks up and down Hollywood collecting signatures on behalf of her idol.

She believes the late actress Carrie Fisher deserves her own star on the Walk of Fame -- and hopes this week's new Star Wars film will boost her campaign.

The conclusion to nine films spanning four decades, The Rise of Skywalker will be the last to feature Fisher, who appears posthumously in unused footage from previous episodes.

Grady believes it may be Fisher's last chance to take her place alongside 2,600 stars bearing the names of celebrities along Hollywood's sidewalks - including those of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo.)

"It's absurd," said Grady. "The two male stars of Star Wars have stars, yet the female star of Star Wars does not have a star. — AFP

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