J.J. Abrams had one problem with the Golden Globes tribute to Carrie Fisher, and we’re crying all over again
Just when we thought we were finally all cried out, J.J. Abrams spoke about Carrie Fisher at the Golden Globes, and we’re sobbing buckets over her tragic death — and the spectacular life she lived before it — all over again.
After the Globes aired its last-minute tribute to Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died one day after her daughter on December 28th, reporters were able to ask Fisher’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens director for his thoughts.
… And of course, Abrams had the exact same problem with it that we did: Much like her time on earth, it wasn’t long enough.
It was beautiful and not long enough, Abrams said at the HBO Post-Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant in Los Angeles. “She was extraordinary and it’s impossible to to really quantify the impact she had on not just legions of movies and books, but also her friends ... The wisdom, the wit, the heart. She was like no other, so she’s deeply missed.
“I knew her actually since ’96,” Abrams continued. “Working with her, I got to know her better because it was as intense as it was. I feel truly blessed that I had the opportunity to work with her and be a friend.”
From Abrams to Tom Hiddleston to Meryl Streep, watching the Golden Globes made it abundantly clear that a whole lot of people felt blessed to call themselves Fisher’s friend. And as terrible as it still is to lose her, we’re glad they’re keeping her memory alive.