Princess Leia actress was involved in a car accident shortly before Ford's plane crash
Carrie Fisher has speculated about the existence of a Star Wars “curse” after her co-star Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash last Thursday (March 5).
The Han Solo actor was flying his vintage plane over Los Angeles when he reported engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course close to Santa Monica Airport, from where he had taken off. Ford, 72, is now recovering in hospital and his publicist has confirmed that “he is expected to make a full recovery”.
Discussing Ford’s crash-landing with the Daily Mail, Fisher – who plays Princess Leia in the sci-fi franchise – revealed that she too has been involved in an accident recently.
“It wasn’t that serious and I wasn’t hurt but it’s the first car accident I’ve ever had,” the actress recalled. “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.”
Fisher also added, somewhat ominously: “Things happen in threes. I’m about to call Mark Hamill [who plays Luke Skywalker in the films] to make sure he’s OK. I have a horrid feeling there’s a curse going on here.”
Ford, Fisher and Hamill have all reprised their classic roles in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set for release on December 18 this year. Alongside the returning trio, the film’s cast also includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis.