Carrie Fisher Roasted George Lucas in 2005 — and It Brought the House Down

The actress, who died Tuesday, spoke at an AFI tribute honoring the 'Star Wars' director 11 years ago.
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George Lucas was the star, but Carrie Fisher stole the show when she took the stage in 2005 to honor him for his AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fisher used the platform as an impromptu roast of her Star Wars director, saying that thanks to him, she and her co-stars had suffered decades of people asking if they knew the 1977 film would be such a hit.

"The only one who didn't know was George. We kept it from him because we wanted to see what his face looked like when it changed expression," Fisher deadpanned. 

What followed were three more minutes of zingers about the iconic creator:

— "George is a sadist, but like any abused child wearing a metal bikini chained to a giant slug about to die, I keep coming back for more."

— "You have owned my likeness all these years, so every time I look in the mirror I have to send you a check for a couple of bucks." 

— "You had that unmitigated gall to let that chick, the new girl who plays my mother, Queen Amadillo or whatever her name is, she wears a new hairstyle and outfit practically every time she walks through a door. I bet she gets to wear a bra, even though you told me I couldn't, because there is no underwear in space!" 

Despite all that, Fisher said she was "only slightly bitter" because Lucas is an artist "the like of which is seen perhaps once in a generation." 

She ends this way: "I hope I slept with you to get the job, because if not, who the hell was that guy?"

Fisher is being mourned by her friends, family and fans after dying Tuesday at age 60

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