Watch Carrie Fisher nail her Star Wars audition with Harrison Ford...

27 December 2021, 18:00

We mark five years since the iconic Star Wars actress sadly passed away with a look back at her audition as Princess Leia.

Carrie Fisher tragically passed away on 27 December 2016.

The actress was best known for her iconic portrayal of Princess Leia, and when you watch her audition for 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, it's easy to see why she got the part. 

Just in case you can't recognise the voice behind the camera, it's Harrison Ford who's reading through the script with her- proving the pair had a chemistry from the very beginning.

Watch the legendary actress in action above.

Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Picture: United Archives GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

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Carrie Fisher died, aged 60, four days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to LA.

Following the sad news of her passing, her co-star and long-time friend Harrison Ford released a statement, which read: “Carrie was one-of-a-kind… brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely".

He added: “My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.”

Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago in August 2016
Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago in August 2016. Picture: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Wizard World/Getty Images

Golden Globe-nominated actress and Carrie Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds, sadly died on 28 December the same year- just one day after her daughter passed.

According to her son Todd Reynolds, the Singing In The Rain star said she wanted to be with Carrie just 15 minutes before suffering a severe stroke. 


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