Watch: Carrie Fisher First Audition For The Part Of Princess Leia

In 1976, a movie called Star Wars began production under the direction of George Lucas. Although she was Hollywood royalty as the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Star Wars was just the second movie for Carrie Fisher, who was just 20 years old when the cameras started rolling. Despite her connections, Fisher had to audition like many other actresses considered for the role. The only movie she made before Star Wars was 1975’s Shampoo, which certainly wasn’t a film that would prepare her for a science fiction movie. In the audition tape, which you can see above, you can clearly see why Fisher was cast in the role. She has instant chemistry with Harrison Ford, who was already cast as Han Solo. She also projected a tough-as-nails personality, which would be needed to play Leia.

Watch: Carrie Fisher first audition for the part of Princess Leia

Watch: Carrie Fisher first audition for the part of Princess Leia

Watch: Carrie Fisher first audition for the part of Princess Leia

Watch: Carrie Fisher first audition for the part of Princess Leia

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