Although it’s been revealed that Carrie Fisher won’t be appearing in Star Wars: Episode IX, she still has one last turn as Leia Organa in The Last Jedi. This will be a bittersweet experience, as it’s going to be the final time Leia is seen on-screen.
However, it looks like the final appearance of General Leia will be fiery, exciting, and full of passion – just like Carrie Fisher.
Oscar Isaac – who stars in The Last Jedi as Poe Dameron – spoke with Business Insider about his role in the film. While on the topic, the actor talked about a pretty intense scene he had the opportunity to shoot with Fisher.
“It was basically my first day [on set] and we did about 25 takes total. Half of them were on me and half of them were on her,” Isaac, said. “I can’t give anything away but there was a scene where there was some physicality there and it was shot just over and over and over. She relished the physicality of it, let me just say. It was pretty intense. It will be funny to see what they cut together based on that.”
Isaac went on to talk about how grateful he was to have worked with Fisher on Star Wars, and how much he enjoyed being around her.
“At every moment she would just wander over with her Coke — she was constantly drinking Coca-Cola — and find a way to undercut the situation or to cut through something to make me laugh.”
Sadly, Carrie Fisher is gone, but her legacy continues to live on through everyone she touched, and in this incredible franchise.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the next Lucasfilm movie on the calendar, set to release December 15.
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