“Duh. Doesn’t Princess Leia already know self defense?”, says the 9-year-old nephew of my dear friend, Lisa. Smart kid. In the Star Wars movies I’m sure the adorable Princess kicked ass. But in real life, I had the honor of teaching Carrie Fisher how to defend herself against an attacker in her favorite pair of heels.
This had to be the highlight of my career so far. I have to admit, I am a huge fan of Kathie Lee so when I was told that she wasn’t going to be there that day I was a bit disappointed. But later I found out who her replacement would be and immediately knew this segment would have the Force with it.
I was prepared with my outline but knew that the segment could be a like a runaway train. Again, thank goodness for that Force because I had no idea where these ladies were going to take it and in the end a good “kick in the balls” joke always saves the day.
Thanks so Hoda for making sure to remind everyone that Stilettos and Self Defense DVDs are now on sale and that 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST LA).
Here is the clip from The Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, where Hoda and Carrie learn Stilettos and Self Defense!