On Saturday, Carrie Fisher was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, and it turns out this might have meant more to Fisher than most of her other accomplishments.
Though Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, couldn’t attend the ceremony, she did write a letter, which was read by Disney CEO Bob Iger.
“We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize that she might have even loved it more than I did,” Lourd wrote. “So, becoming a part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her. She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream.”
Fisher’s co-star in the Star Wars franchise, Mark Hamill, was also honored as a Disney legend this weekend.
This is far from the first time Lourd has publicly honored her mother since her death. At Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary celebration in April, Lourd made an appearance in a custom Tom Ford gown, fashioned in the style of Princess Leia’s iconic white look.
Lourd has also paid tribute to her mother on social media with some throwback pics that are sure to tug at your heartstrings.
Fisher may have wanted to become a Disney princess, but I would say she became something greater. As Princess Leia, she was also a general, and in both roles, she was a hero for girls to look up to and an icon for women. Now that is definitely a legacy worth remembering.