ABC News has unearthed an interview with the late “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher that could make this year’s Oscars something to watch.
Sitting down with Jimmy McInerney and Jason Swank from the Rebel Force Radio podcast, “The Force Awakens” star reveals she asked Harrison Ford to sing during her tribute at the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ section.
“I asked him if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing,” Fisher said of her request. “It’s just something I want.”
Fisher apparently asked her co-star while at a party and even made a song request – “Melancholy Wookiee,” Fisher joked.
As unique as it is, Fisher’s request isn’t an original idea. She told the podcast she got the idea after John Hughes died and numerous actors he had worked with paid tribute to him at the Oscars.
“So, I figured they’ll bring out, depending on when it happens, there’s a lot of people they can bring out,” Fisher said.
McInerney spoke about the podcast, telling ABC News he hoped the newfound interest would inspire The Academy to do something extraordinary for the actress when the show airs.
“That’s what she’s asking for,” McInerney told ABC News. “You can say she’s being flippant and silly, but that’s what she said she wants.”
The Academy told ABC News Fisher will “most likely” be included in the In Memoriam segment, but at this time, there were no plans for a separate tribute.
The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sunday, Feb. 26.