The Last Jedi director talks Carrie Fisher's 'beautiful' performance

  • The Last Jedi director talks Carrie Fisher's 'beautiful' performance

The Last Jedi director talks Carrie Fisher's 'beautiful' performance

"With this movie I just wanted audiences to have this performance".

The Resistance has lit the spark that will ignite a new wave of hope across the galaxy - as evidenced by The Last Jedi's final moments - but Fisher has passed on, leaving the character of Leia Organa in limbo. "Just watched the new trailer of The Last Jedi and my mom looks more attractive than ever #garyloveshismom #garyloveshisfans #garyfisher #thelastjedi #starwars", the caption reads.

"It's freakish because, you know, obviously we didn't know that it was gonna be a farewell scene".

Sharing a pic of the late icon hugging her only child, she captioned it with emojis spelling out 'I miss you'.

Mark Hamill recently visited The Graham Norton Show and revealed that he had to keep the secret that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father from everyone, including his co-stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Following Princess Leia's explosive accident, Admiral Holdo temporarily stepped up to take the reigns of the Resistance.

Dern herself invented that line, according to Johnson, in tribute to her admiration for Fisher. "It was really incredible for us to get to have that experience together". The director ... took me aside and he said, 'I have to tell you something.

I thought it was also a nod to her meeting Han Solo in The Force Awakens where Han's first words were, "You changed your hair".

"That was Carrie, too", Johnson confirms.

"That whole Holdo scene, that goodbye scene was actually completely rewritten with Carrie and with Laura", Johnson recalled. And the real heart of that scene came from Laura. I want to express my gratitude.' That's one that may be the most powerful, oddly for me, especially now watching them.

In April, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said "Carrie will not be in nine", and Colin Trevorrow - at the time the director and co-writer of Episode IX - said in June Leia originally had a "major role" in the film.

He said the clan had already seen the same scene in an earlier cut when the actress was still alive, but watching it after her death made it particularly gut-wrenching.