Carrie Fisher Nods to Addiction at Daytime Emmys

By May Wilkerson 06/17/13

The Star Wars actress recalls her druggy past while presenting an award to her former director.

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“Hi, I’m Carrie, I’m an alcoholic. And a drug addict,” announced Carrie Fisher while presenting the award for Best Animated Show at last night's 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards show. The Star Wars actress, who has been far from shy about publicly discussing her struggles with addiction, then said hello to fellow high-profile addict Ozzy Osbourne, who was seated in the front row. “Our nominees take us into worlds we have never seen before,” Fisher continued. “Unless, like Ozzy and myself, you have taken acid. We have the same dealer, in which case this category doesn’t apply to you." Before presenting the award to Star Wars director George Lucas for Clone Wars, Fisher, 56, noted that the nominees "have not taken acid, at least not with me, which really is the only way to do it, as most of you know.” She then nodded at Lucas, asking: “Right, George?” Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the legendary franchise, once said she did so much cocaine while filming The Empire Strikes Back that even famed Hollywood addict John Belushi told her to slow it down. As further proof of the actress' journey in to the dark side, fans last year drew attention to Princess Leia's pronounced coke nail. But Fisher called this false evidence, claiming: "I never used my fingernail for drugs. I used dollars or tiny spoons like any other respectable former drug addict."

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