20 Useless Things You Probably Never Knew About Star Wars
20. Carrie Fisher Wasn't Allowed Underwear
It was a sad day when Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, passed away. Tributes flew in from all over the globe as one of sci-fi's greatest poster died following a cardiac arrest on December 27th 2016.
Tributes aside, there was always something slightly amiss about the way Carrie moved in A New Hope, and Fisher explained some time ago that George Lucas' words to her bemused, bra-less self were 'people in space don't wear underwear'. Fisher said:
"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."
Obviously, there's also the fact her loose fitting outfit would've shown whatever underwear she was wearing at the time. Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill were no doubt permitted boxer shorts...