Why Princess Leia Went Braless: There Is No Underwear In Space

By Josh Tyler | 11 years ago

Princess Leia Gold Bikini

Sure she wore the gold bikini, but apparently that was as close as Carrie Fisher got to wearing a bra in Star Wars. Blastr spoke to Carrie Fisher back in 20010, while she was in the mist of putting on a one woman show where she tells weird stories. During their conversation, Fisher revealed the state of her underwear during the shooting of Star Wars.

The way Carrie told it, George Lucas wouldn’t let her wear a bra during shooting. Why? Believe it or not he actually had a completely nerdy, scientific reason for it. Here’s how Fisher says Lucas explained it:

“He explained that in space you get weightless, and so your flesh expands. What? But your bra doesn’t, so you get strangled by your bra. That’s why I couldn’t wear a bra in the first Star Wars. George actually came backstage when I did the show in San Francisco and told me that.”

Is that true? If so, does that mean female astronauts wear no underwear? I guess this means my fantasy of rocketing across the Milky Way with corseted space-babes will never come true. There is no underwear in space.