Carrie Fisher and Ellen DeGeneres donned faux-Princess Leia hair buns while handing out the coveted tickets
Credit: Michael Rozman

Carrie Fisher and Ellen DeGeneres heard the call of disappointed Star Wars fans who couldn’t nab tickets to the opening night of the newest installment, so they took to the street.

The actress, who is reprising her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stood on the side of a busy Los Angeles roadway with DeGeneres and a handful of tickets in an effort to raise money for a yet-to-be-decided charity.

Wearing hilarious headbands with her character’s famed hair buns, Fisher and DeGeneres held signs advertising their wares.

At first, drivers seemed cautious to pull over and check out what the stars were hawking, but after one woman bartered with the duo the cars came flying by.

See exclusive photos, get a first look at new characters and learn more secrets from the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in PEOPLE’s Star Wars collector’s edition, on newsstands now. And for more exclusive Star Wars news, come back to every day until it hits theaters Dec. 18

DeGeneres and Fisher gave out sets of tickets to the film’s opening night in Los Angeles for whatever price the fans could afford – which even included a handstand and song performance as payment.

Fisher even took a selfie – after a technology struggle – with DeGeneres and one driver.

The actress said she was happy to step back into her most iconic role and explained the one Star Wars-related inquiry she gets the most.

“People do ask me, I think it’s the craziest question, ‘Did you know it was going to be this big of a hit.’ ” she shared. “So now I say, ‘Yes. In fact, I thought it would be bigger, and now I’m let down.’ So I know this one’s gonna do well too cause I’m psychic.”