Feminist “Star Wars” fans won’t be surprised that the thing Carrie Fisher hated about her time making the films was when she had to wear that garish gold bikini in “Return of the Jedi.” She opened up about the experience in one of her final interviews before her death in December 2016, explaining to NPR how demoralizing it was to film the scene practically naked.
“It wasn’t my choice,” she said. “When [director George Lucas] showed me the outfit, I thought he was kidding and it made me very nervous.” She then explained how physically demanding the scene was to film. “I had to sit very straight because I couldn’t have lines on my sides, like little creases,” she said. “No creases were allowed, so I had to sit very, very rigid straight.” The only redeeming thing about the situation, she added, was that she got to kill Jabba the Hutt with the chains that held her captive. Bravo, Princess Leia, bravo.