Carrie Fisher Memorial: 'Star Wars' Icon Wanted Harrison Ford To Sing For Special Tribute [VIDEO]


Carrie Fisher had a specific request for her own Oscar tribute and it involved her Star Wars co-star, Harrison Ford.

Various quotes and musings from Fisher continue to be dug up in the weeks following her untimely death. One of those quotes pertains to the Oscars, with Fisher stating on a podcast in 2010 exactly how she wanted to be honored were she to die.

Fisher explained on the Rebel Force Radio podcast that she wanted Ford to sing during her Oscar memorial, after seeing Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick and Macaulay Culkin honor John Hughes at the Oscars that March.

"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," she said, quipping, "He's going to sing 'Melancholy Wookiee.'"

Fisher continued, "I figured they'll bring out, depending on when it happens, there's a lot of people they can bring out," and while Fisher admitted that she had never heard Ford sing before, she quipped, "I don't think we're missing much."

Ford and Fisher had undeniable chemistry in the first Star Wars movie in 1977, with the actress revealing last year that they had an affair behind-the-scenes. While the romance would not last, Fisher and Ford remained friends for decades, often appearing at events together.

"Carrie was one-of-a-kind ... brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless," Ford said in a statement following her death. "She lived her life, bravely. ... My thoughts are with her daughter Billie [Lourd], her mother Debbie [Reynolds], her brother Todd [Fisher], and her many friends. We will all miss her."

As for whether the Oscars will honor Fisher with a special tribute outside of the annual In Memoriam segment, a spokesperson for the Academy told ABC News this week that "as far as we know" Fisher will be in the In Memoriam segment, and that a separate tribute wasn't in the works.

The Oscars will air live Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC, with host Jimmy Kimmel.

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