Former “Saturday Night Live” star and “Ghostbusters” actor Dan Aykroyd wrote a hilarious and touching recount of the times he shared with Carrie Fisher in Empire Magazine’s tribute to the late “Star Wars” actress.
With dry wit, Aykroyd reminisced about the time he and Fisher first met in New York when Fisher was hosting an episode of “SNL.” The two later fell in love while filming “The Blues Brothers” together and eventually became engaged.
“Contemplating marriage, I gave Carrie a sapphire ring,” he wrote. “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.”
Aykroyd went on to cram his tribute with absurd levels of adjectives, describing the peak of their relationship as “a vibrant, wholly satisfying physical intimacy.”
Of course, all good things must come to an end. Aykroyd recounted the end of their romance, which came after Fisher bought a house for him that turned out to be a trashy fixer-upper. According to Aykroyd, Fisher described it as a house that “looks like it was abandoned by Fred and Wilma Flintstone.”
“Architectural reservations notwithstanding, Carrie wasn’t shallow, we had a great time,” Aykroyd said. “She was also in love with Paul Simon. She married him but I hope she kept my ring.”
You can read Aykroyd’s entire tribute at Empire Online.