Carrie Fisher is being recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series. The late actress is honored on May 4, which is also known as Star Wars Day because it resembles one of the series’ catchphrases, “may the Force be with you.”
“Carrie will join her Star Wars co-stars and fellow Walk of Famers Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on this historic sidewalk,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a statement.
According to the group, the star for Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker, is only a few feet away from Leia’s star, which will be next to that of her twin brother. Just across the street, Debbie Reynolds, a veteran actress best known for the musical Singin’ in the Rain, has a star. Debbie Reynolds is also Carrie Fisher’s mother.
In 2016, Fisher and Reynolds passed away on the same day. The award will be accepted by Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, a fellow Star Wars actor, in a ceremony that will be broadcast live online at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Aside from Star Wars, Fisher had notable film roles in When Harry Met Sally and The Blues Brothers. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, as well as for guest spots on 30 Rock and Catastrophe. The latter was based on one of her many novels and memoirs, the same-named book.
NPR critic Glen Weldon remembered her as “a creature of sardonic, clear-eyed, witheringly self-recriminatory good humor.”
“She wrote with a kind of blistering eloquence about her struggles with addiction and mental illness. She talked with rueful glee about wearing those silly hair-buns and that damned gold bikini and delivering that hammy space-opera dialogue.”
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce inaugurated the Walk of Fame in 1960, which will now contain 2,754 stars.