Melbourne (ANI): Carrie Fisher's addiction to drugs was in full
swing during her role as Princess Leia in 'The Empire Strikes Back'
in 1980, it has emerged. "We did cocaine on the set of Empire, in
the ice planet," News.com.au quoted Fisher as saying.
"I didn't even like coke that much, it was just a case of
getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high," she said.
During that same year, 1980, Fisher played the part of a manic
ex-girlfriend in The Blues Brothers alongside her then boyfriend
Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi.
"Slowly I realised I was doing a bit more drugs than other
people and losing my choice in the matter. It wasn't funny when a
friend died in my bed from an overdose and it took a long time for
that to be... It's not funny still, but it's funnier, and not as
tragic," she said.
She also refused to blame either her celebrity upbringing or
fame for her descent into drugs. "It's always been my
responsibility, if it was Hollywood then we''d all be dope
addicts," she added.