But Fisher also had some very specific thoughts about how she wanted to be remembered at the Academy Awards, revealed in a recently-unearthed April 2010 interview with the hosts of the Rebel Force Radio podcast.
“I asked him [at a party] if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing,” Fisher said. “It’s just something I want.”
“So, I figured they’ll bring out, depending on when it happens, there’s a lot of people they can bring out,” Fisher said.
Fisher’s take on Ford’s role in the tribute?
“He’s going to sing ‘Melancholy Wookiee,’” she joked.
McInerney asked Fisher if she’s ever heard Ford sing.
“No, and I don’t think we’re missing much,” Fisher quipped.
McInerney, a lifelong fan who says he was intimidated by interviewing such an icon of the "Star Wars" galaxy, told ABC News of the unearthed request that he hopes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is listening.
“That’s what she’s asking for. You can say she’s being flippant and silly, but that’s what she said she wants,” McInerney said. “We’re looking to create a movement here.”
A spokesperson for the Academy tells ABC News that "as far as we know" Fisher will "most likely" be included in the In Memoriam segment, but at this time there are no plans for a separate tribute.
ABC News and Lucasfilm, the production company behind "Star Wars," are both part of parent company Disney.