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George Lucas Still Owes Cindy Williams 75 Cents From The 1970s

06/11/2015 04:54 pm ET

Four years before he made "Star Wars" and kicked off his journey to being a billionaire, George Lucas directed 1973's "American Graffiti." Among the cast was Cindy Williams, who would go on to star in "Laverne & Shirley," and Williams told HuffPost Live on Thursday that she had to give Lucas some financial help before he struck it rich.

"The cast part of 'American Graffiti' was in San Francisco, and [Lucas] lived in Marin County [north of San Francisco], and he didn't have the money, the 75 cents to take the ferry boat back, so he borrowed it from me," Williams said.

And all these years later, the iconic director has never settled the debt.

"He still owes me that money -- and I want it with interest!" Williams joked.

The actress and author of the new memoir Shirley, I Jest shared several stories about her relationship with Lucas during her HuffPost Live interview, including her experience of auditioning for the role of Princess Leia and what Lucas told her about coming up with the idea for Chewbacca.

Watch Williams discuss George Lucas in the video above, and click here for her full HuffPost Live conversation.

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