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Lisa Edelstein Remembers Carrie Fisher as a "Hilarious Character" on the GG2D Set
"She was just one of those people I think will be a presence in our lives for a long time," the #GG2D star said.
Carrie Fisher lit up the screen when she guest starred as Abby's editor, Cat, on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, and the late actress definitely left a lasting impression on star Lisa Edelstein. "She was just one of those people I think will be a presence in our lives for a long time," Lisa recently told The Daily Dish. "She was just so smart with a brain that works so fast that it was sometimes terrifying to talk to her."
Carrie brought her intelligence, strength, and signature brand of wit to the role of Cat, as you can see in this exclusive, previously unaired scene from last season of GG2D. In the clip, Cat tries to push Abby and Harris closer together, all in the name of selling more copies of Abby's book.
Everyone on the GG2D set knew they were in the presence of an icon, too. "She was just a hilarious character and so legendary that even our crew, who's super boisterous, would get really quiet when she was around because she was Carrie Fisher," Lisa recalled. "And she had that crazy, little dog with the tongue hanging out of its mouth, Gary, who was the perfect personality to coincide with the experience of Carrie. Anyway, she was a great gal. She'll be missed."
Before sharing the screen with Carrie on GG2D, Lisa said she had met the actress through friends and knew her socially. "We'd hang out and we'd gossip and she'd tell me stories," Lisa shared. "She was just cool to know. Super brain."
Carrie guest starred as Abby's editor Cat on GG2D.
Lisa also remembered Carrie as someone who lived her life out loud. "She talked about very personal things very publicly about mental illness, about addiction, about the treatments that she went through for her mental illness, that the assumption that she seemed to make whenever she and I talked was that I knew everything about her life. And I didn't," she said. "I always felt like I was catching up with what she was talking about because I was supposed to know all that stuff because she's so overexposed."
The GG2D star praised Carrie for being so open about the ups and downs of her life, including bringing a lot of awareness to mental illness. "She made her limitations and her excesses an honest part of her human experience, her very human experience," Lisa said. "She couldn't survive being put in a Princess Leia container of perfection. She rallied against that so hard, it's impressive."
See more of Carrie's time on GG2D, below.