Carrie Fisher Gives a Rare Interview to ABC News' David Muir

Fisher, who was 20 years old when the first "Star Wars" movie came out, reflects on her confidence at the time and Princess Leia's message of empowerment to young girls.
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Transcript for Carrie Fisher Gives a Rare Interview to ABC News' David Muir
Finally tonight, Carrie fisher in her own words. The "Star wars" legend didn't give many interviews, but she sat down not long ago with our own David Muir, just after getting a glimpse of herself on the big screen once again. Reporter: What do you think? The parts where I'm in it are distressing. But everything else is really great. Reporter: But when they hear that the parts with Leia in them are distressing -- I got older and no one told me. And then, they put me on a screen really, really big and they put me in hi-def. Reporter: Was there any hesitation at all? No. Reporter: None at all to coming back? No. No hesitation. Female, work in Hollywood, over 40 -- not happen. So, why would I say no? Reporter: She was just 19 in the first "Star wars." I had a very round face and they asked me to lose, at that point, ten pounds, because they thought it was all in my face. Reporter: So, at 19 years old, when they tell you, that you have to lose weight for a film? You want to hide. When you get on the set, you think they're going to say, oh, you didn't lose it. Bring in Jodie foster. Reporter: Which didn't happen. No, but I kept, I seriously was, you know, nervous. Reporter: At one point, you had said, "I'd rather play Han solo." Yes, that's true. Reporter: Do you still feel that way? That's the best character. I mean, I'm glad that the female can yell at the men. You came in that thing? You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought. Reporter: From "Star wars" to "Empire strikes back" and one of the most famous scenes of all. I love you. I know. Reporter: The famous moment where you say, "I love you." I know. Reporter: That's what he says. I know. Reporter: Would he say that today? Yeah, he would. Reporter: Not wiser? Still the wise guy? He is still a wise guy. But we've all been through a lot and we're trying to get it together. Reporter: You have said, princess Leia got famous, I just happened to look like her. Yes. Now we look like each other. Reporter: You do? Yeah, she looks like Carrie fisher and I look like princess Leia. I still am princess Leia. It didn't go away when they say cut. I'm here. She's me. Reporter: What do you say to all the little girls out there who were inspired by princess Leia? She can do anything. She can do what she can do and she can't. And tonight, our thoughts and prayers with fisher's family. There will be much more on a special "20/20" on the passing of Carrie fisher and the death of George Michael at 10:00 P.M. Eastern. Thank you so much for watching, I'm Tom llamas. I'll see you right back here tomorrow night. Have a great evening. Good night.

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