“That’s when the wheel came off my BMW”: Carrie Fisher Was Worried For Mark Hamill’s Safety After the Star Wars Curse Nearly Killed Harrison Ford

"That's when the wheel came off my BMW": Carrie Fisher Was Worried For Mark Hamill's Safety After the Star Wars Curse Nearly Killed Harrison Ford

Hollywood actress Carrie Fisher gained international recognition as one of the Skywalker twins, Princess Leia, in the Star Wars franchise. Following her appearance in the original Star Wars trilogy, the actress reprised her role decades later in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Set thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the movie follows Rey and Finn looking for Luke Skywalker with Han Solo to fight a new threat against the New Republic.

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Carrie Fisher in Star Wars
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

The movie did great at the box office, making over $2 billion worldwide, and also received a positive response from critics. However, one of the cast members believed that it was cursed due to mishappenings with her and her co-stars.


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Carrie Fisher Believed The Force Awakens Was Cursed

In March 2015, the Hollywood star Harrison Ford experienced a near-fatal plane crash, in which he suffered critical injuries, including a shattered right ankle, a broken pelvis, a broken back, and a serious injury on his head. The actor was set to make his on-screen comeback as Han Solo the same year in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Harrison Ford as Han Solo

However, his co-star Carrie Fisher soon got suspicions that their upcoming movie might be cursed. Fisher said during an interview with The Mail that she was a “bit worried it’s the curse of Star Wars.” The actress further explained that just days before the Indiana Jones star’s crash, she also got into an accident, quoting it as her “first car accident” ever. She said,

“I have a horrid feeling there’s a curse going on here… What is funny is that last Sunday it was raining hard in L.A. I was driving to the art store and I got into an accident.”

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in A still from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
A still from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

While she claimed that it was not that serious, what happened afterward really made her think twice. “I drove home and that’s when the wheel came off my BMW,” she explained before stating that her assistant told her that it would have been quite severe if something similar happened on the freeway. The actress also shared that she was worried about Mark Hamill, who also reprised his role in the 2015 film after the original Star Wars trilogy.


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Carrie Fisher Expressed Concerns For Mark Hamill

The 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in their respective roles. The movie was a blockbuster hit and made it among the highest-grossing films of all time. However, following several mishappenings with her and the Han Solo actor, she was concerned about Hamill as well.

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford in Star Wars

Further into her conversation with The Mail, she said, “Things happen in threes. I’m about to call (co-star) Mark Hamill to make sure he’s OK.” She also said that things could have been a lot worse for the 81-year-old actor, claiming that the accident was “more serious than was let on.” Fisher passed away a year after the movie’s release from a sudden cardiac arrest.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on Disney+.


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Source: The Mail


Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.