Carrie Fisher Talked About 1 of the Most ‘Boring Sequences’ She Had to Shoot for ‘Star Wars’: ‘We Would Just Sit There’

Star Wars fans still mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher. The star played by Princess Leia revealed a lot of mystery about her life on set, and we’ve learned a lot about her relationship with Mark Hamill, her relationship with Harrison Ford, and the her experience playing one of the most iconic characters in film history.

Back in 1983, Fisher got candid with David Letterman while he was talking Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi. And she considered one of the “most interesting series” she had to film.

Carrie Fisher promoted ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi’ while talking to David Letterman

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies | Sunset Boulevard / Corbis tro Getty Images

Fisher became popular from the original Star Wars films, and she was asked many questions while on the go Letterman conversation display early ’80s. At the time, The Jedi return she was just coming out, and she had already earned a reputation as the strong, independent space princess.

Letterman asked Fisher what it was like to become so famous that companies created dolls and products that resembled her character. And Fisher noted that she hated the results she saw in stores, but added a “name to her appearance,” so that she wouldn’t be too upset.

The conversation then turned into filming. Fisher talked about what it was like to be “nothing,” as many of the effects are filled in later. “When they say ‘action,’ you just do it, ‘” Fisher explained. “I started making films when I was 19, so this is one of my special things.”

Fisher noted that one interesting series was very ‘boring’ in a film

The team on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi'
The team on the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi’ | Sunset Boulevard / Corbis tro Getty Images

There are plenty of intense scenes The Jedi return. And Letterman calls attention to the motorcycle series where storms run Fisher. “We’re flying a motorcycle,” said Fisher. “Harley-Davidsons in space.”

While the iconic series is certainly interesting to watch, Fisher notes that it was actually appealing to a film. “That was one of the busiest lines we had to shoot,” she explained. “That was in front of a blue screen, again, on top of 30-foot poles with those types of plastic bikes. And we would sit there, and they would turn a wind engine on us. ”

Fisher then repeated the faces she had to face while allowing her to fly at the fastest speeds on the motorcycle. She then noted that she may have been telling Letterman and fans too much about the scene. “I shouldn’t say this,” she said. “Things were really flying. It was very interesting. ”

Fisher would never have taken ‘Star Wars’ if she knew how big it would be

While Fisher (and certainly some co-stars) enjoyed some scenes than others, there is no doubt that she will forever be remembered for her role as Princess Leia. But apparently if she knew how big the movies would be, she would have some second thoughts about joining the team.

“I would never have done it,” she explained Today. “Everything I did while I was famous waiting for it to come to an end. ”

“It doesn’t look so good, look business, when you’re around,” she told Al Roker. “It’s like, ‘Don’t look at the man behind that curtain, the big and powerful Oz. ‘I was always loyal to the material of the curtain.’

While Fisher died in 2016, she will live forever as Princess Leia in the Star Wars hemisphere.

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