Recognize this picture? Unless you were born yesterday, it's hard to imagine you don't know who that is. But just in case you were born yesterday...I'll elaborate.
That is Princess Leia, aka, Carrie Fisher.
Twice in my life, I have been told that I resemble her. And you know what? I can see it.
Look at the babkes on either side of her head. Notice the gun. It's easy to see how someone could mistake her for me.
The first time I was told this, many years ago, I was dining in a restaurant called Ed Debevic's...a 50's diner that I believe no longer exists, where the servers dressed up and took on the character of someone in the 50's.
Toward the end of the meal, the waiter excitedly announced, "hey, I know who you look like... that girl in Star Wars".
I immediately blushed. Of course my kids and husband thought the guy had lost his mind...but I could tell, this guy could really get his "Hollywood" on. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that it was "tip" time, and the guy just wanted me to feel like a, uh-hem, princess.
A couple of days ago, I was told that I resemble Carrie Fisher, for the second time in my life. Now, I figured it had to be true...I mean, to a be told twice constitutes...a pattern...a validation, if you will.
And these people know what they're talking about. They are fellow bloggers that I had the pleasure to meet, who shall remain nameless, unless they choose to name themselves.
There was a bit of a twist to it this time. They said I look like Carrie Fisher from "When Harry Met Sally" days.
Why of course, why hadn't I seen it myself? This is my absolute favorite movie in the world. I've watched it at least 25 times. I realize now, the similarities between Carrie and I are endless.
Let's compare, shall we?
Carrie Fisher is hysterical. I'm hysterical.
She has brown hair. I have brown (gray) hair.
She is half Jewish. I'm Jewish.
The father of her daughter left her because he was gay. Mr. Cruisin is a happy guy.
She's a brilliant writer. Well, we all know, I'm a brilliant writer.
She's had a successful movie career. I have home movies dating back to the 50's that are quite entertaining.
Her mother danced with Gene Kelly. My mother, well, didn't.
And so there you have it...Carrie Fisher, my virtual twin.
And so, next time you see a gal walking down the streets of L.A. that you think is Princess Leia, just remember, you are probably looking at moi.
But, please don't approach me...you can have your people call my people, and perhaps we'll do lunch sometime.