Ora couldn't con­trol nerves around Fisher

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Rita Ora was so ner­vous work­ing along­side the late Car­rie Fisher she kept for­get­ting her lines. The 26-year-old singer-and-ac­tress ap­pears with the late 'Star Wars' leg­end in up­com­ing film 'Won­der­well' and she ad­mit­ted she strug­gled to com­pose her­self on set when she was shoot­ing with Car­rie, who passed away last De­cem­ber at the age of 60. The 'Your Song' hit­maker is quoted by The Sun news­pa­per as say­ing: "I was so ner­vous that I kept for­get­ting my lines - I couldn't be­lieve I was work­ing along­side a leg­end like her. But she was re­ally there for me. She would stop the set and be like, 'Are you OK? Do you want to do it again?' " 'Won­der­well' is set against the com­mer­cially driven world of high fash­ion and mod­el­ling, the story fo­cuses on a 12-year-old girl who trav­els through a magic por­tal and gets her wish to grow up. Rita isn't the only young ac­tress to praise Car­rie for her sup­port and for be­ing an in­spi­ra­tion. Daisy Ri­d­ley starred as Rey along­side Car­rie as Gen­eral Leia Or­gana - pre­vi­ously known as Princess Leia - in 'Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens' and will also be seen with her in the up­com­ing sci-fi se­quel 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. The 25-year-old Bri­tish ac­tress ad­mits the les­son she learned from Car­rie was to al­ways be your­self and never com­pro­mise your­self as a per­son for your work. Daisy said: "Car­rie lived her life the way she wanted to, never apol­o­giz­ing for any­thing, which is some­thing I'm still learn­ing. "'Em­bar­rassed' is the wrong word, but there were times through it all when I felt like I was ... shrink­ing. And she told me never to shrink away from it - that it should be en­joyed."

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