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Carrie Fisher wants dog's tongue pierced

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Carrie Fisher wants dog's tongue pierced

Carrie Fisher wants to get her dog's tongue pierced.

The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actress is nearly always accompanied by her canine companion Gary whenever she attends red carpet events and interviews and admitted the pooch - who is usually pictured with his tongue hanging out and has his own Instagram account - is like "Elvis" because he attracts so much attention.

She said: "I want to get his tongue pierced. It's like wandering around with Elvis.

"I've gotten so much attention with it that it seemed like the most natural, ridiculous move -- if there could be a combination like that -- to put him on the Internet."

The 59-year-old actress also admitted she feels guilty that Gary has developed "attachment anxiety" and can't bear to be parted from her.

According to, she told reporters at a luncheon at the Cannes Film Festival: "He hates being away from me. That's just sort of attachment anxiety. I feel bad having developed as a person who has that."

Gary has over 16,000 Instagram followers and Carrie claims the attention has turned him into a demanding diva.

She said: "He's changed. 'Get me this, get me that.' 'No, I'm not going to sleep.'

"Actually, he is s***ty about eating food, 'No, I don't want sausage, I want bacon.'"

And on a recent panel, he refused to sit down unless he was brought a pillow, much to his famous owner's embarrassment.

She said: "You can understand it because those wooden seats are very uncomfortable, but it's embarrassing.

"And he didn't even like the pillow. It was a little high for him and I knew that was going to happen."

Despite her devotion to Gary, Carrie admitted she feels "a little stupid" always having him with her.

She said: I'm beginning to feel a little stupid about this -- it's not difficult for me to get to feeling a little stupid -- but I never thought that I'd be on of those women who'd have a dog attached to her hip, but here I am!"