She already rules a galaxy far far away, she can definitely be a Disney princess?
That’s what fans are hoping for. In the wake of Carrie Fisher‘s death, a petition has been launched to make Princess Leia a proper Disney Princess, her most famous and most loved character.
Here’s the thing. Disney owns Lucasfilms, the company that’s behind the whole Star Wars juggernaut. The petition states it’s case for the bid that: “After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess. This would be a wonderful way to remember Carrie and a welcoming to one of Disney’s new properties that is beloved by millions.”
It goes on: “What we are asking is that the Walt Disney Corporation hold a full ceremony inducting Leia as the newest Disney princess as well as a special service in memory of Carrie Fisher.”
The petition has grown since it was put up and now has 55,000 supporters.
Carrie Fisher died on December 27th, at the age of 60 after suffering a massive heart attack four days earlier during a plane ride from London to Los Angeles. And her mother, the legendary “Singin’ in the Rain” star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day due to an apparent stroke at the age of 84.