J.J. Abrams wouldn’t have been everybody’s first choice to re-establish Star Wars to its previous wonderfulness. However, the reaction to Episode 7 may have changed a few opinions. Under his direction and the enduring stewardship of Disney, there’s never been a time better than this to be a Star Wars fan.
What’s more is that gossipy titbits have coincided with the Star Wars franchise coming to life once more. These gossips range from the uncontrollably crazy to the completely inescapable. However, we’ll need to sit back and watch whether they will go past truth into the exceptional urban legend status. Not this is anything new in the Star Wars world: urban legends have been in the franchise since the late-seventies. What’s more, some refuse to vanish totally…
10. Carrie Fisher’s Coke Nail
When John Belushi tells you that you’re doing a lot of cocaine, it should serve as a reminder. That is the thing that the humourist and performing artist said to Carrie Fisher when the two shared screen time in The Blues Brothers in 1980. Belushi was famous for expending mechanical amounts of coke and pretty much whatever else he could get his hands on. Therefore, it shocked no one when it was affirmed that his sudden death two years later on was the after effect of a medication overdose.
Fisher has been commendably truthful about her drug use. She finally talked about her issues with addiction that prompted an overdose. She even conceded having taken drugs on the sets of The Empire Strikes Back.
However, the urban legend that her ‘coke nail’, i.e. a fingernail kept uncommonly long for snappy fixes, is in plain view in the Star Wars movies has been debunked by Princess Leia herself, with Fisher tweeting a few years back that she never used her fingernail for drugs.
9. The Millennium Falcon Broke Harrison Ford’s Ankle
Decision: Untrue (likely)
It’s said that Harrison Ford had a serious injury on the sets of The Force Awakens.
Filming started in May a year ago. However, only a couple of weeks into the shoot it was affirmed that Ford, returning as Han Solo, had broken his ankle, or leg, in a mishap on the Pinewood Studios set. J.J. Abrams rejigged the shooting calendar to oblige one of his lead performers and guarantee no delays in the December 2015 release date. Nevertheless, bits of gossip immediately brought about the circumstances that prompted the injury.
Marc Graser, the variety editor, tweeted upon the day of the mishap that Ford “was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon.” While a few solid details have developed, it’s unlikely that there is any legitimacy to the claim.