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Vanity Fair Creates A Touching Tribute To Carrie Fisher With Summer Issue Covers

With the latest movie in the 'Star Wars' film franchise coming out this summer, and it's also the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Vanity Fair put out four exclusive Summer 2017 cover shots to mark the occasion. One of the covers features the late, great Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

The four covers were meant to honor four subsets of 'Star Wars' characters of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. The covers were shot by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

One of the covers features Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Daisy Ridley (Rey), representing the Jedis.

The second cover features Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), representing the First Order.

On the third cover, actors John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) stand together as 'Star Wars' actors of color. The three are joined by android BB-8.

On the fourth and most striking cover, Carrie Fisher (Leia) stands alone looking regal with her head held high in a high-collared duster coat.

"[M]y princess, my general, my hero, Carrie Fisher looking badass..." writes one Twitter user of the cover.

Carrie Fisher passed away in December at the age of 60. Before her death, she reprised her role as Leia in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was her final film.

When Fisher first took up the role as Princess Leia in the original ‘Star Wars’ film in 1977, she immediately became a role model. Though she did need to be rescued at one point, it was clear from the beginning that this was no damsel in distress. She was tough, resourceful, and not about to let men do the fighting for her. This is a princess who grabbed a laser blaster and jumped into the fray.

Leia had brains and didn't try to hide it. She spoke her mind. She wasn't just a princess, she was a warrior. Her true grit wasn't at all undermined by her beauty, or her title. Not surprisingly, in the midst of the sexual revolution, Leia quickly became a feminist icon.

Fisher always embraced her most iconic role. “I long ago accepted that I am Princess Leia,” she told Vanity Fair in a past interview. “I have that as a large part of the association with my identity.”

Source: HuffPost
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