Tuesday 20 March 2018

Carrie Fisher reveals Star Wars 'hyperdrive' advice for newcomer Daisy Ridley

Carrie Fisher and Daisy Ridley during the filming of the Graham Norton Show
Carrie Fisher and Daisy Ridley during the filming of the Graham Norton Show
David Beckham, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Kylie Minogue join presenter Graham Norton

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher said the advice she gave to series newcomer Daisy Ridley was "not to go through the crew like wildfire".

Fisher joins original cast members Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill alongside the new generation of stars, Britons Ridley and John Boyega, in the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Fisher is back as Princess Leia in the JJ Abrams-directed blockbuster, which is set to break box office records across the globe.

Appearing on the BBC's Graham Norton Show, she said: "I told her (Daisy) not to go through the crew like wildfire, but I also told her not to take any advice from me.

"When I was first in it, I never wanted anyone to have the anecdote, 'I slept with Princess Leia.'"

She also shared that her mother, American actress Debbie Reynolds, gave her and her grandmother vibrators as a Christmas present one year.

Fisher added: "My grandmother said she would not use hers because she was afraid it might short-circuit her pacemaker."

Also appearing on the show were Ridley and Boyega, who shared their own anecdotes from the set and talked about landing their roles as Rey and Finn respectively.

Ridley revealed when she told her family she had landed the role her dad commented he "was always more of a (Star) Trek fan".

Singer Kylie Minogue also appears on the show and spoke about meeting her new beau, Joshua Sasse, on the set of the TV drama Galavant.

She said: "Nothing happened on set. It doesn't always work out but it did on this occasion. It's very nice."

Footballer David Beckham joined the star-studded guest line-up to talk about his upcoming BBC documentary, For the Love of the Game.

Part of the documentary features him playing at Old Trafford again, which he said was "really incredible because I never said goodbye to the fans when I left Manchester United, so this was a chance to do that."

He spoke about being reunited with his former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, saying: "It is always nerve-wracking being around the manager, the boss, Alex Ferguson.

"In the documentary you can see I am really very nervous. He has a hold over players - we were petrified of him. A little bit of fear and a little bit of respect, but mostly fear."

:: The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One tonight at 10.35pm.

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