If you were to take the comedic stylings of Dan Aykroyd and combine it with the sharp wit of Carrie Fisher, you’d have one of the funniest couples of all time. Once upon a time this was a real thing, as the pair fell in love while filming the classic comedy “Blues Brothers.” Aykroyd gave us a glimpse into that relationship in a tribute to Fisher that will be featured in the March issue of Empire, which hits stands today.
In it, he shares some of his fondest memories of the Star Wars actress, including the times they drove fast cars through Beverly Hills and did LSD in Lake Tahoe.
But it was the little things that Aykroyd loved about Carrie, as he recalls here:
Contemplating marriage, I gave Carrie a sapphire ring and subsequently in the romance she gave me a Donald Roller Wilson oil painting of a monkey in a blue dress next to a tiny floating pencil, which I kept for years until it began to frighten my children. One of the most brilliant and hilarious minds of our eon, Carrie would say things like: “I love tiny babies. When they cry they turn red and look like screaming tomatoes.” OR “This romance is finished the second you let out even a threep. I’ll be sick for a year.” AND “You have a jawline, hold your chin up otherwise you look like a tuna.” From then on I would identify myself on the phone as Tuna Neck.
Aykroyd also shared his one-time plan to marry Fisher, but says she was also in love with Paul Simon, whom she ended up marrying. “I hope she kept my ring,” Aykroyd said.
Carrie truly was one of a kind, and after reading this, it just goes to show the impact she had on people.