While she may be best known for her work in front of the camera, this space princess was definitely no damsel in distress behind the camera either. In fact, one of her biggest unsung skills was being one of Hollywood's most notable script doctors. Often an uncredited role, Carrie was hired time and time again to diagnose issues in existing scripts and to suggest solutions to make them better. Her resume of scripts she helped improve is more than impressive, including "Hook" (1991), "Sister Act" (1992), "Lethal Weapon 3" (1992) and "The Wedding Singer" (1998). Unfortunately, not every movie can be saved, as her work on all three Star Wars prequels couldn't save it from bad acting. Eventually Carrie moved away from the business, telling Newsweek in 2008 that the process had changed. Nowadays to be considered for the gig, you have to submit your notes and ideas ahead of time, and the studio could use your suggestions and not even hire you. Carrie wasn't into "free work," or what she liked to call "life-wasting events."
In between films for her most famous gig as Princess Leia, the space royalty took a trip back to Earth to star as Jake's vengeful ex-lover in the 1980's film "The Blues Brothers." While on set her co-star, the late and great John Belushi, set her up with her other co-star Dan Aykroyd, whom she affectionately called "Danny." Yet after a mishap involving Brussel sprouts, the two took the relationship up a notch. "I almost choked on some kind of vegetable that I shouldn't have been eating: Brussels sprouts!" Fisher explained. "So he had to give me the Heimlich maneuver. He saved my life, and then he asked me to marry him. And I thought... wow, what if that happens again? I should probably marry him." Making light of the situation, she added, "When I was going to have the kissing scene with John, he went around the set singing 'My Best Friend's Girl.'"