Carrie Fisher bemoans Star Wars 'curse'

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher has joked the new movie is "cursed" after she and co-star Harrison Ford were both recently involved in accidents.

Carrie Fisher worries 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is "cursed".

The 58-year-old actress - who is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, and is set to reprise the character in the much-anticipated new film - was involved in her first ever car accident shortly before co-star Harrison Ford survived a small plane crash.

She said: "Things happen in threes. I'm about to call Mark Hamill to make sure he's okay. I have a horrid feeling there's a curse going on here.

"What is funny is that last Sunday it was raining hard in LA. I was driving to the art store and I got into an accident."

Although the accident was minor, Carrie joked it might be part of a curse that surrounds the movie.

She explained to the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "It wasn't that serious and I wasn't hurt but it's the first car accident I've ever had. I drove home and that's when the wheel came off my BMW.

"My assistant told me I could have died if the wheel had come off when I was on the freeway.

"Then I was watching the news and saw Harrison had his crash. I'm a bit worried it's the curse of Star Wars."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.


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