"Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher, who's never been afraid to tell it like it is, hopes to use her own life experiences to help young people in a new advice columnm
Appropriately titled "Advice from the Dark Side," the column debuted Friday in The Guardian, where the actress asked specifically for young readers to send her their problems:
Many times (unfortunately) you don’t even have to solicit the opinions of those closest to you. I waited for my daughter, Billie, to come to me with her troubles – but I’m glad I didn’t hold my breath. I believe my best advice to her was when we came to a curb that needed to be addressed in an up or down manner, and I would caution her with my caring cow eyes “careful – uh oh wait baby – careful”. She came to believe that curbs and cars and other obstacles were actually called “carefuls”.
Now, I want you all to consider calling upon me with your carefuls and I will provide solicited advice, based on a life filled with pratfalls and accidents (both in traffic and out). But – and I say this with a thing like love – let the questions come from the younger members of our congested world.
Fisher's most famous role may be that of Princess Leia, but she's also a published author and spent most of the '90s as a script consultant on films like "Hook," "Outbreak" and "The Wedding Singer."
"Advice from the Dark Side" will be updated weekly.