Carrie Fisher once said she wanted Harrison Ford to sing at her Oscars In Memoriam tribute


The late Carrie Fisher was very specific about what she wanted for her Oscars In Memoriam tribute.

In an interview with Jimmy McInerney and Jason Swank for Rebel Force Radio podcast in 2010, unearthed by ABC News on Friday, Fisher said she once asked Harrison Ford to sing at her tribute.

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"I asked him if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing," Fisher said. "It's just something I want."

She then joked that her song of choice would be "Melancholy Wookiee."

Fisher, who died last month a few days after going into cardiac arrest during a flight from London to Los Angeles at age 60, said she got the idea after watching a tribute for director John Hughes during 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.

In Fisher's final memoir, The Princess Diarist, published in November, the actress revealed that she began an affair with the then-33-year-old Ford after a birthday party for George Lucas, and their fling continued for three months while filming the original Star Wars. "I looked over at Harrison. A hero's face... How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?" Fisher wrote.

Following her death, Ford offered a heartfelt statement.

"Carrie was one-of-a-kind... brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless," he said in a statement to ET. "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."

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McInerney says he hopes that sharing Fisher's interview will inspire the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to fulfill her wishes when the show airs next month.

"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 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Feb. 26.