“You get strangled by your bra”: George Lucas Did Not Want Carrie Fisher to Wear Underwear in Star Wars Movies

George Lucas Did Not Want Carrie Fisher to Wear Underwear in Star Wars Movies
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Star Wars creator George Lucas had a grand vision for the iconic film franchise. From the beginning, Lucas aimed to take viewers to a galaxy where epic space adventures would unfold. He crafted a rich mythology, incorporating science fiction, fantasy, and storytelling elements. 

George Lucas
George Lucas

Lucas imagined a universe teeming with diverse species, detailed world-building, and deep themes of hope, redemption, and the conflict between good and evil. With special effects, captivating characters, and a storyline that transcended generations, Lucas’ vision cemented Star Wars as a cultural phenomenon. But he also did some bizarre things while filming.

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George Lucas Asked Carrie Fisher Not To Wear Undergarments

Although Carrie Fisher famously donned the iconic gold bikini in Star Wars, it turns out that was as close as she got to sporting any undergarment on set. In an interview with Blastr in 2010, Fisher disclosed the state of her underwear during the filming of Star Wars

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Carrie Fisher

According to Carrie Fisher, George Lucas prohibited her from wearing a bra during filming, and surprisingly, he had a scientific reason behind this decision. Fisher shared Lucas’ explanation saying,

“He explained that in space you get weightless, and so your flesh expands. What? But your bra doesn’t, so you get strangled by your bra. That’s why I couldn’t wear a bra in the first Star Wars. George actually came backstage when I did the show in San Francisco and told me that.”

While it’s difficult to say whether this account is accurate, it has become part of Star Wars lore and has been widely discussed among fans. 


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George Lucas’ Vision Propelled Star Wars To Unprecedented Heights

George Lucas was known for his unique and sometimes eccentric approach to filmmaking. Lucas often employed unconventional methods to achieve authentic sounds for the alien languages in the film. He would mix recordings of different languages played in reverse.

George Lucas
George Lucas

Lucas had a knack for selecting relatively unknown or unconventional actors for key roles in Star Wars. It included casting Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, a relatively unknown Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and even choosing a 7’2″ tall actor, Peter Mayhew, to play the iconic Chewbacca.


Even Mark Hamill shed light on an interesting rule that significantly impacted the lightsaber battles in Star Wars. Hamill shared details about his rigorous training for a fight sequence, working closely with renowned stunt coordinator Peter Diamond and Bob Anderson, who doubled as Darth Vader. However, their approach to the fights was altered by a rule enforced by George Lucas himself.

Star Wars saga can be streamed on Disney+.

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