[VIDEO] Watch A 19-Year-Old Carrie Fisher Audition For The Role Of Princess Leia

She nailed it.

  • It has been a sad and sombre Christmas week for Star Wars fans.

    Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the popular franchise, has died yesterday, 27 December.

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        Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa
    • The actress suffered a heart attack on a flight last Friday, 23 December. She was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles where she died four days later. She was 60.

      Fisher is survived by her mother, singer/dancer/actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, daughter, Billie Lourd, 24, her brother Todd Fisher, and two half-sisters.

  • In the wake of her death, the Internet has graciously offered us the opportunity to look at Fisher's original Star Wars audition tape

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        A screenshot of the audition video
    • The video, originally posted on YouTube in 2006, shows a fresh-faced Fisher auditioning as Princess Leia alongside Harrison Ford’s Hans Solo. Ford doesn't appear on camera while exchanging lines with Fisher but his voice is clearly recognisable.

      Both engage in a scene where Leia describes the Rebellion’s plan to take down the Death Star, which appears halfway through the film, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”.

  • Although Fisher was 19 years old in the video, her poise, confidence, and sass that she displayed was way beyond her years

    • 'I know they'll follow us. And they'll bring the Death Star. But our only hope is to destroy it before it destroys us,' Fisher said in the video.

  • At the end of the video, Fisher is asked to look into the camera and say her name and does as she is told with a smile.

    Watch the full video below:

  • It's certainly difficult to look at the footage of a young Fisher emerging as a world-class star now that she is gone :(

    • Goodbye, sweet princess. You will be missed. #MayTheForceBeWithHer

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