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Carrie Fisher Has An Advice Column And It’s From The Dark Side

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No, really. It's called "Advice from the Dark Side."

Most people know Carrie Fisher as the actress playing Princess (now General) Leia Organa in the Star Wars movies. She's gone on to do whole bunch of things since the original trilogy, including having her own show and writing her own novel, and now she's adding advice columnist to the list.

The Guardian debuted Fisher's column "Advice from the Dark Side" June 10. While an adult is likeliest to be interested in an advice column by General Organa, it is actually geared toward a younger audience.

"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," she wrote.

Fisher is turning 60 this year and all those years brings tons of experience, which includes "drug addiction and celebration marriage and mental illness and divorce and shock treatment and heartbreak and motherhood and childhood and neighborhood and hood in general." To say she's experienced a lot is being kind and she's willing to share what she's learned through all of that.

The actress got a bit of a head start in the advice department when she got to talk to Daisy Ridley, Star Wars's newest breakout star, last year before The Force Awakens came out. When the conversation got to dealing with being treated as a sex symbol, Fisher agreed with Ridley when the younger actress said that she doesn't think it applies to her, saying that the title is an opinion and doesn't necessarily have to be shared.

Fisher was also keen on warning Ridley about what she would be made to wear in the Star Wars movies.

"You should fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was," she said, referring to the slave costume she appeared in when Leia was captured by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi.

Fisher is set to reprise her role as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode VIII. She will be joined by Ridley, who plays Rey; John Boyega, who plays Finn; Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron; Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren; and Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker.

Those seeking to share in Fisher's wisdom can email her through carrie.fisher.advice@theguardian.com.

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