Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, Mike Myers' infamous spy spoof, was a huge success when it came out 2 years ago in 1997. With a star-studded cast including Elizabeth Hurley and Mimi Rogers, and Mike Myers playing the roles of both Austin Powers and his arch nemesis Dr. Evil, the first movie in the spy series became popular very quickly. One of the things that made the movie so fun to watch was the impressive array of cameos it features. And although you might have forgotten this Austin Powers cameo, the film is well worth revisiting right now, because Carrie Fisher's role in Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery was beyond brilliant.
When Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016, fans all over the world were understandably shaken. The queen of comebacks, Fisher made a huge impact when she returned to the screen in 2015's Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens as General Leia. Viewers are still coming to terms with the fact that Leia will be leaving the Star Wars universe. Which is why now, more than ever, it's the perfect time to revisit Fisher's Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery pitch-perfect performance.
In her cameo, Fisher is leading group therapy, counseling fathers and sons to connect in a meaningful way. The deadpan way in which she handles Dr. Evil's presence in the group is a testament to her true comic sensibilities. In the perfect nod to Darth Vadar's revelation in The Empire Strike Back, Fisher plays along with the evil genius act, and strives to get Dr. Evil to connect with his son Scott, played by Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Seth Green.
Fans all over the world are going to continue to miss Fisher's sardonic style, and the boss way she played General Leia in The Force Awakens. But by returning to her previous roles, and the hilarious cameos she regularly took part in, viewers can still celebrate her immense talent. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery remains one of Fisher's most surprising, but best, guest appearances.