Carrie Fisher's Secret Method for Learning 'Star Wars' Lines (Without Using Jedi Mind Tricks)

"I'm bad at learning my lines," the actress says, revealing her secret method
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This story first appeared in the Oct. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Carrie Fisher comes prepped for comfort.

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Honored Sept. 30 at Midnight Mission’s Golden Heart Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, Fisher arrived with a tumbler of Coca-Cola and her VIP plus-one French bulldog.

“This award is about being of service, and Gary is a service dog,” said Fisher, fresh from the London Star Wars: Episode VII set. “I’m so eccentric. I hope that’s what people think, not that I’m some asinine person in search of a reality show.”

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Seated next to Mark Hamill, Fisher said she is having the time of her life on the J.J. Abrams pic, except for acting.

“I’m bad at learning my lines — it’s humiliating. There’s no way unless you put cards and stuff or write the lines on my hand.”

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