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Carrie Fisher Calls Controversy Over Princess Leia Bikini Toys 'Stupid'

"Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit."

Carrie Fisher continues her candid press round for upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." 

The actor, who will reprise her role as Leia in the movie, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about revisiting the character, and opened up about recent controversy surrounding Princess Leia toys sporting the character's famous bikini outfit she wore while captured by Jabba the Hutt.

Over the summer, Fox 29 in Philadelphia ran a story featuring a father enraged over the Hasbro toy's getup. 

"I got two daughters I don’t need seeing that crap,” he said, according to the Mary Sue.

In her WSJ interview, Fisher seemed to reference that particular segment.

"I think that’s stupid," she said. "The father who flipped out about it, 'What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?' Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage." 

Elsewhere in Fisher's too-good-to-be-true press appearances, she gave one of the most entertaining interviews in "Good Morning America" history, and brought her very silly dog Gary along for the ride. 

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters Dec. 18. 

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