It’s not new news that Carrie Fisher, who played the iconic and adored Princess Leia in George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogy, has spent many years battling against drug addictions. However, now her addition seems to be embodied in the film with her pictured having an overgrown ‘coke nail’ on one finger of each hand.
A Redditor pointed it out and the image that he isolated has since been picked up by various news outlets around the world.
The picture is from Return of the Jedi and shows Princess Leia leaning over Harrison Ford’s Hans Solo with one hand gently rested on his shoulder. The hand shows one long fingernail while the others are trimmed. Having one long nail like this is known in drug culture to be a ‘coke nail.’ It will enable a user to scoop up the substance and snort it directly as opposed to having to chop it up into lines and take it through a note or straw. It means that the person can get their fix quickly or whilst on the go.
Drug addiction wasn’t Fisher’s only problem, she also spent years struggling to deal with bipolar and elaborated on her battle in Stephen Fry’s “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.”
Fry described Fisher, with whom he has had a long friendship with as “not mad enough to be committed, but not sane enough to lead a normal life.”
Fisher spoke openly about her addition, telling Australian newswire AAP: “Slowly, I realized I was doing a bit more drugs than other people and losing my choice in the matter…We did cocaine on the set of Empire, in the ice planet [the second film of the original trilogy]. I didn’t even like coke that much, it was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high.”
Despite her battles with bipolar and drug addiction, Fisher has managed to maintain a career in the entertainment industry. She voices the character of Angela in Seth MacFarlane’s hit animated series Family Guy and also wrote the bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge.
(Via Daily Mail)