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Carrie Fisher audition is a balm for grieving fans

Clip featuring actress trying out for part of Princess Leia shows it was the role she was born to play

The original tape of Carrie Fisher auditioning for the role of Princess Leia Organa in “Star Wars: A New Hope” circulated among mourning fans on Wednesday, a day after the star died from a heart attack at the age of 60.

In the black and white clip, the 19-year-old reads for the part in a scene with Harrison Ford, who played Leia’s love interest, roguish smuggler Han Solo. Fisher recently revealed that she and her married co-star, who was 15 years her senior, had a three-month affair on the set of the 1977 movie.

Fisher, Ford and their co-star Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) shot to fame when the film was released to a massive acclaim. The three went on to star in the sequels “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” They also all appeared in last year’s highly anticipated follow up “The Force Awakens.”

A native of Beverly Hills, Fisher was the daughter of celebrity parents — singer Eddie Fisher, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, and actress Debbie Reynolds.

The actress told J., the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California in 2008 that she frequently attended Friday night services and shared Shabbat meals with Orthodox friends.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read the statement from publicist Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

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