Carrie Fisher now has her own advice column, so where do we get in line?
Are you there, Carrie Fisher? It’s ALL OF US. Even though this has been overused a billion times, let’s make it a billion and one for good measure: Carrie Fisher, you are our only hope.
Now, she really IS going to be our hope, because the unstoppable Fisher has just launched her own advice column in The Guardian. It’s called, “Advice From the Dark Side” and we’re already in love with it.
“I want you all to consider calling upon me with your [troubles] and I will provide solicited advice, based on a life filled with pratfalls and accidents (both in traffic and out),” Fisher writes on The Guardian. “Over time, I’ve paid attention, taken notes and forgotten easily half of everything I’ve gone through. But I’ll rifle through the half I recall and lay it at your feet.”
In case you need a quick Fisher rundown: She landed the lead role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies…and then got addicted to drugs. But don’t worry, she triumphantly overcame that addiction! She wrote the best seller Postcards from the Edge, loosely based on her life and relationship with her mother (Singing in the Rain’s Debbie Reynolds), and adapted that into a movie. Also she was in When Harry Met Sally, among a billion other things, was once married to Paul Simon, and has a daughter (her daughter is Billie Lourd, and she is on Scream Queens).
That’s still just like, 1/6 of Fisher’s life.
The only thing Fisher is asking of US for her advice column is that the questions come from, “the younger members of our congested world.”
“I can’t help you with your homework; but I can tell you what I did if I’ve had an experience like yours. Throw it at my wall and see what sticks. What you do with that info is up to you.”
Basically, she is going to be the Master, and all of us the Padawans.
Oh yes, we are so here for this. If you’ve got something you need answered, and you think Fisher is the one to do it, shoot off your questions to carrie.fisher.advice[at]theguardian[dot]com. Let’s hope she doesn’t send advice back in a hologram via a droid, but THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE AWESOME.