I was happy enough with the character but I thought there ought to be… more. As we did a sequel, there was the romance with Leia and the tensions with Luke that I thought was fine, and in the third one I thought let’s have Solo [killed]. I thought let’s get some bottom in this, add some bass notes to this thing. To me [killing Solo] seemed like the obvious utility, to have him whacked and create some drama. That didn’t happen. And thank God no one listened to me!

Harrison Ford goes out into his backyard. He looks up at the stars and finds the brightest one. He shakes his head as he speaks. “You just had to tell them we slept together, didn’t you?” Carrie Fisher emerges in the sky like Mufasa and looks down on Harrison Ford before flipping him off.