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Carrie Fisher's date struggle

CARRIE Fisher finds it hard to date because of 'Star Wars'.

The veteran actress became a global pin-up when she portrayed Princess Leia in the sci-fi series and never wanted to give guys the "satisfaction" of saying they had been with her.

Her 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' co-star Daisy Ridley said: "Carrie is great. When I first met her, we were at dinner.

"She said at the dinner it's really hard to date people because she doesn't want to give people the satisfaction of 'I was with Princess Leia'. She is one of a kind. She is so smart and funny."

Daisy - whose first film role is in the latest addition to the franchise - admits she was initially intimidated by her more experienced co-stars.

She told Total Film magazine: "I felt daunted working. I had never done a film before. I had never done a film with famous people, obviously. So I felt nervous anyway.

"Obviously meeting them there's a second where you're like, 'Oh my God, you're Harrison Ford. And then they're just like a normal guy.

"So it's that thing of working with people who are really good at what they do, which is always scary, but not because he's Harrison Ford but because he's still a great actor in the prime of his acting career."



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