Carrie Fisher wrote Leia's funniest lines in The Last Jedi

  • Carrie Fisher wrote Leia's funniest lines in The Last Jedi

Carrie Fisher wrote Leia's funniest lines in The Last Jedi

It's nearly a year since the passing of Carrie Fisher, and fans can now enjoy her final role as the Rebel hero Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Given that it's Fisher last film in the franchise following her unexpected and untimely death past year, we'd say that sounds like a pretty fitting ending indeed.

"In the scene with Holdo, that was Carrie", Johnson said, and added that he enlisted Fisher's help to add a little more humor to the movie.

In an interview with People Magazine, Johnson said it was Fisher who came up with a joke Luke told about Leia's change in hairstyle when they briefly reunited in the film. The film is Carrie Fisher's final on-screen performance after her untimely death past year. He included some one-liners that have that characteristic Fisher bite, which she wrote herself. But Fisher's final appearance in the role of Leia Organa was also a showcase for the actress and writer's wit, with Leia's funniest lines in the movie being a result of her contributions.

Fisher gave Johnson ideas throughout the shoot, because when you have one of Hollywood's top script doctors on your set, obviously you listen to her. And I don't know, I was 10 years old when Return of the Jedi came out.

"In the scene with Holdo, that was Carrie", Johnson said. That was the flawless age for it. It isn't like, 'I'm going to try and do this.' For her it's just an instinctual thing of, 'I'm not done yet. "And so we tried to work them in whenever we could", he said. "Because if we did that, first of all that would feel like a very unsatisfying end to that character, because that moment of her getting blown out was not engineered to be an ending". But, again, instead of being upset that I don't have any more time with her, it also makes me grateful for the time I did have with her.

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