Carrie Fisher wanted Harrison Ford Oscars tribute
Carrie Fisher wanted Harrison Ford to sing at her Oscars In Memoriam tribute.
The 60-year-old actress passed away last month after suffering a heart attack but six years ago, in an interview with the ‘Rebel Force Radio’ podcast, she joked that she wanted her ‘Star Wars’ co-star and former lover Harrison to sing in her "death reel".
She said: "I asked him [at a party] if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing. It’s just something I want. He’s going to sing ‘Melancholy Wookiee.’
"I figured they’ll bring out, depending on when it happens, there’s a lot of people they can bring out."
When asked if she had ever heard Harrison sing, she joked: "No, and I don’t think we’re missing much."
Following her death, Harrison paid tribute to Carrie with a heartfelt statement.
He said: "Carrie was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless.
"She lived her life, bravely … My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her."
Last year, Carrie decided to lift the lid on her three-month fling with Harrison in her memoir ‘The Princess Diarist’ , which occurred when they were shooting ‘A New Hope’ in London in 1976 and the then-33-year-old actor was married to Mary Marquardt.
Carrie believed she and Harrison – who were reunited in a galaxy far, far away in 2015 blockbuster ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – got together mainly because they were in the UK and away from their friends and family.
She said: "That’s because everybody was away from home, so them the rules – I didn’t know this. I was 19. No one told me about location rules, or lack of rules. But you can do whatever you want, as long as you film the movie. They can sleep together if their family’s not around."